Michigan Liberal

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Michigan Liberal (MichiganLiberal.com) is an American political blog, publishing news and opinion from a liberal or progressive point of view. It functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of Michigan netroots activists, whose efforts are primarily directed toward influencing and strengthening the Democratic Party.

Michigan Liberal was founded in 2005 by Matt Ferguson,[1] and modeled after the national site Daily Kos. Originally co-owned and run by Laura Packard and Jon Koller, since 2007 the owner and editor is Eric Baerren. Among the contributors are Mark Grebner. Former contributors include Marcy Wheeler and Larry Kestenbaum.

The site was recommended and praised by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, in her speech to the 2006 Democratic state convention, in media interviews, and on her campaign web site.[2]

The web site has been regularly quoted in state news media. A few examples:

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  1. ^ Michigan Liberal::: It's coming Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ MIRS Capitol Capsule, July 17, 2007