I thought I'd take a break from setting up and organizing the 2006 Races book to provide an update.
- The races for NC House and NC Senate are each divided into a section for races with contested primaries (house | senate) and all others (house | senate). Once filings are closed, I'll add a third section for each house for uncontested races. I haven't counted them up, but it seems like there are a lot more Republican primary contests than Democratic so far.
- I've set up a bloglines account for news feeds on each of the contested primary districts. The feeds are Google News searches for each candidate, so there will be a few duplicate entries in each folder and the searches will pick up some news articles that aren't applicable, but in general I think this can be a good quick resource for news by district.
- I put together a single RSS feed that blends all of the feeds described in the last bullet point for the true news junkie. I've never used Feedblendr before, and I'm not sure that this URL won't change as I add more feeds (as more candidates file), so keep an eye out for updates.
- Senate district 50 is a fun case of a contested Republican primary. The Democrat incumbent will either be facing a former House member, a school principal, a financial planner, or a certified wingnut.
More to come!