right and center agree ...
Politics1 is Fantastic!!
TO TRACK POLITICS ON THE INTERNET by BRUCE MAXWELL (a Congressional
Quarterly book, 2000): "Politics1 offers
more than 1,000 links to political sites, all neatly arranged
and annotated. The obvious care taken in building this site and
its thoroughness have quickly made Politics1 one of the premier
political sites on the Internet. ... If you're looking for Web
sites of presidential candidates in 2000, this page is a great
place to start. This page is particularly fun to peruse because
it provides profiles of every candidate -- even obscure independents
who can most charitably be described as inhabiting the outer fringes
of American politics. ... The richly detailed descriptions of
each party -- major and obscure alike -- make Politics1 the best
directory of American political party Web sites on the Internet
... Finally, Politics1 publishes an extremely useful e-mail newsletter
called The Politics1 Report."
BBC Radio Four (October 31, 2008): "Ron Gunzburger is publisher
of Politics1.com and one of america's most dedicated students
RealClearPolitics.com - RCP
(October 19, 2007): "The trick is how to collect this data
[on who is running for Congress]. This would be incredibly labor
intensive -- but not for us, thanks to Ron Gunzburger and the
indispensible Politics1.com. I absolutely love this site. If I
could only visit three websites every day, it would probably be
Politics1.com, TheGreenPapers.com, and (of course!) RealClearPolitics.com.
Just why is Politics1 so great? There are many reasons -- but
today's reason is that Mr. Gunzburger is actually keeping track
of who is thinking about running and what those potential candidates
did for a living before they decided they might want to be called
'The Honorable.' I don't know how he gets that data together.
Quite frankly, I don't want to know. But Gunzburger has an impressive
dataset that covers all 435 House contests, so we can indeed get
a sense of how many qualified candidates are either running or
thinking about running for Congress."
PBS Online (1998): "Congratulations!
Politics1 has been awarded the Point of Excellence Award from
The PBS Democracy Project. The Point of Excellence is awarded
to sites that meet the ideals of the PBS Democracy Project by
providing a citizen-oriented approach, content with depth, deliberation
and duration, interactivity, and information that empowers or
educates the public. Again, congratulations for providing this
service to the public." Politics1 was one of only eight sites
in the nation to win PBS's prestigious award in 1998.
(Democratic Campaign Consultant): "Ron,
thanks for making the Blogosphere a place where dynamic debate
blooms and thanks for plowing the ground that makes the revolution
of bottom-up ideas possible."
JOHN ANZALONE (Pollster, Biden for President 2020 Campaign, 2021): "I still love the Politics1.com website. I have it in my bookmarks."
MARCO RUBIO (R-Florida, 2008): "Although
we share different political views on some things, think we share
a common appreciation for the importance of a vigorous debate
in American politics. I think politics is and should be about
giving people choices. I enjoy your work on Politics1."
& ELECTIONS MAGAZINE (February 2003): "Politics1 is a great
site for finding useful information. Though he has a full-time
job as a lawyer in South Florida, Politics1 Editor Ron Gunzburger
devotes up to 40 hours per week to find the latest candidate info.
The web site has attracted the notice of politicians, many of
whom float their names on the web site as trial balloons, to test
the viability of their potential candidacies. The web site includes
lengthy write-ups of 2004 Democratic presidential candidates,
from the certain -- Sen. John Kerry (MA) and former Gov. Howard
Dean (VT) -- to the improbable -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH).
Politics 1 also includes extensive listings about third-party
candidates. 'It adds philosophical differences to the political
debate,' said Gunzburger, a longtime political junkie who in 2002
unsuccessfully challenged an incumbent Circuit Judge in Broward
BBC News (January 19, 2004):
BBC News named Politics1 to its list of "Best USA 2004 Election
JOHN GIZZI (White House Correspondent, Newsmax, 2022): "I'm your most devoted reader, and one who shares your sense of history."
MAYNARD (Deputy Chair, Tennessee Democratic Party, 2005):
"Keep up the great work. I check out Politics1 every morning."
PC Magazine (September 19,
2000): "By the time election day rolls around, roughly 70
percent of voting-age Americans will have Internet access at home,
work, or school, according to a Dataquest study. With such a broad
audience just a click away, the Internet has the potential to
revolutionize the way politics play out in the United States.
Not only does the Internet put a huge amount of information at
our fingertips, it also makes active participation easy ... Here
are our favorite sites that will help you get ready for Election
Day ... Politics1 is one of the best political Web-site directories.
Its nicely organized collection covers presidential and state
candidates, elected officials, political parties, advocacy groups,
political news sources, and more."
WALL STREET JOURNAL / WSJ.com
(December 12, 2003): Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal
(WSJ.com) named Politics1's Storming
La Fiesta report -- a humorous journal of the Florida
Democratic Convention -- to its "Best of the Web Today" list.
ANDERSON (Campaign Manager, State Treasurer Mike Coffman Re-Election
Campaign, R-Colorado, 2002): "Great site! Politics1 is an
invaluable resource for ANY campaign professional!"
FEIN (2006, Field Organizer, MoveOn.org Political Action):
"I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I've
been reading your website just about every day for the past 3
or 4 years. Its my moment of zen. I've never posted a on a blog,
but I've told my friends that Politics1 is my favorite website
and I figure I ought to say thanks."
CATHOLIC REGISTER (July 10, 2007): "We do have pro-life
candidates out there in the field. To help people to know who
these people are, two websites that I use are RealClearPolitics.com
and Politics1.com. These are places that people can go to get
the lay of the land when it comes to the candidates."
PROF. NATHAN SHRADER (Co-Chair, Political Science Dept., Millsaps College, 2018): "Thanks for the outstanding work you do keeping up with all of the candidates!"
(2004 Green Party nominee for Vice President): "I want to
commend you on Politics1. It is heartwarming to see the work you
have clearly put into getting the candidates of every ilk listed."
TIMES (newspaper, Washington - October 18, 1998): Politics1
is one "of the premiere nonpartisan political web sites out there.
Besides offering comprehensive coverage of state and federal elections,
this site is a kick in the pants. ... State-by-state rundowns
candidates and statewide elective offices are prefaced with brief
and occasionally lively summations of significant moments in political
history. ... Images of those cool buttons from Gunzburger's collection
serve as visually relevant text breaks that also test he memory
of the politically impaired. ... Visitors can access state candidate
information by clicking on a map of the U.S. or a hot-linked list
of states. Also handy is a list of current elected state officials,
indicating when incumbent terms expire. The site provides thumbnail
references for challengers. The site also links to all candidates'
home pages, making it easy to access campaign propaganda. ...
The site also invites visitors to join Politics1's mailing list
to receive the latest political news from across the country."
October 1, 2000: Politics1 is "mulitipartisan and comprehensive
... a good place to go if you want complete and balanced information
on the coming election and other political news."
TRIBUNE (newspaper, Illinois - November 5, 2002): "Thorough
laid out, the state-by-state voters' guide from Politics1.com
is one of the best resources for election links. Each state page
lists candidates for U.S. Congress and state offices (even comptroller
and treasurer), with links to their Web sites (including both
official and campaign sites for current officeholders). The page
also links to state parties and lists all statewide print and
broadcast media outlets. Interspersed throughout the page are
historical campaign buttons from Politics1.com's collection. Poll
reports on races of national interest are posted each day on the
CONTENT (Magazine, September 1999): "With campaign season
in full swing, Politics1 is
an important stop for political junkies, journalists, and anyone
who wants to get informed before election day. Run almost single-handedly
by Florida trial lawyer and citizen journalist Ron Gunzburger,
Politics1 provides a dizzying array of news, candidate biographies,
and web links related to the nation's hot issues and political
contests. The site covers the 2000 presidential campaign, as well
as House and Senate races in every state. Also, unlike many political
reporters, Gunzburger does not ignore third-party candidates.
One bonus is Gunzburger's free newsletter, which mixes his own
reporting with news summaries from sources across the country.
It's nonpartisan and often funny. He's even notched a few big
McEWEN (Former US Congressman, R-Ohio, 2005): "My goodness,
you are perceptive. Ron, you have a very special gift for what
you do. By comparison, thousands of very talented political junkies
are mere acolytes ... Always great to read Politics1 ... you're
BING (State Assemblyman, D-New York, 2006): "Thanks for all
the great work you do keeping people informed about politics."
Y. BROWN III (Secretary of State, D-Kentucky): "Your handicapping
of likely candidates is remarkably accurate. In fact, if I want
to verify a rumor, I often check Politics1 first. Maintaining
the inside scoop for all 50 states is quite a feat ... Other Secretaries
of State and state election directors have expressed similar sentiments."
Politics1 won USA Today's prestigious "Hot Site Award"
on October 23, 1998.
(2002): Politics1 "calls itself the 'the most comprehensive
online guide to American politics' and pretty much lives up to
USA: Politics1 is "an informative, easy to use site with information
that is nonpartisan but straight shooting, with excellent resources
that include extensive coverage of federal and state politics,
a guide to political parties, and a great collection of campaign
buttons." Listed as a recommended Teacher's Research Site.
(Former State Chair, Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, 2002):
"I just wanted to give you a great big 'THANKS!' I stumbled onto
your Politics1 site while doing some research and it is an excellent
resource. I'd almost be willing to say it should be mandatory
for everyone to visit your site before they be allowed to vote
... I am a Past Chair of the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts,
and I don't believe I have ever seen a site that treats all political
parties and politicians as even-handedly as yours does. Truly
(newspaper, Florida - February 17, 2000): "Politics1 is crystal
meth for political junkies."
(Columnist, The New Republic, 2004): "I'm a big fan
of your Politics1 blog."
(Senior Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress.org, 2018): "Thanks for a site that I have used regularly for about 20 years!"
(Host/Anchor, ESPN-100 Sports Radio, 2004): "I'm a political
junkie and I can't tell you how much I enjoy your site. It is
always one of the first three sites I visit in the morning ...
Please keep up the good work. I'll certainly continue to visit
and recommend your site."
(Attorney General of Alabama - 2002): "Politics1 has been
a great portal site for us. Last month, more of the traffic to
our campaign site came from Politics1 than from any other site
... Thank you for your work to give Alabamians (and Americans)
easier access to the information on candidates that they need
to cast informed votes."
POST (newspaper, Colorado - June 25, 2000): "If you want brush
up on your election year politics in preparation for backyard
barbecue debates, stop by Politics1. In addition to a large number
of links covering the two main parties, Politics1 also includes
a long list of also-rans seeking governmental seats ... For those
who like their politics neat, stick to the televised debates.
For anyone sure that elections in this country could one day turn
unusual, Politics1 points the way."
(Regional Field Coordinator, Republican National Committee, 1998):
"I wanted to thank you for the best political site on the Internet.
I am a regional field coordinator at the Republican National Committee
and find your site invaluable.
Keep up the great work!"
& ELECTIONS MAGAZINE (May 1999): Politics1 was named as one
of the two best political directories on the net and described
as an "excellent unofficial directory of campaign web sites."
(Press Secretary to Governor Frank O'Bannon, D-Indiana, 1998):
"I have to tell you how much I like Politics1. I stumbled upon
it the other day while looking for campaign button graphics. Yours
is by far the most complete listing I have seen. I work in politics
everyday in Indiana and had not seen some of the sites you had
listed for my state."
WIE (Denver Co-Chair, Green Party, 2005): "Thanks for your
great website. I check it often for political news, and enjoy
reading the comments you post on the blog."
FULTON (Editor, Baptist Progress magazine, Baptist Missionary
Association of Texas, 2005): "This ultra-conservative Republican
reads your web site daily. Keep up the good work. You are very
balanced in your reporting and it is appreciated."
JOURNAL AND CONSTITUTION (newspaper, Georgia - May 23, 1999):
"An Independent View: Politics1 offers a strong web starting point
to examine the would-be Presidential players."
(National Spokesperson, Reform Party USA, 1998): "Politics1
has the best overall coverage of the candidates and the elections,
without exception. It is the ONLY political website that I check
out on a regular basis. Keep up your excellent work."
(October 29, 1998):"An election resource site worth bookmarking:
http://www.politics1.com, an excellent state-by-state web link
BRITANNICA INTERNET GUIDE: Politics1 won Encyclopędia Britannica
Internet Guide's Site of the Day Award on November 3, 1998 for
being "unusually informative, impeccably designed and truly a
credit to the medium. ... Politics1 is an excellent, easy-to-use,
quick way to keep abreast of the issues and the campaign activities
of all candidates who had the sense to create a campaign Web page.
The site offers the most complete online directory of candidates
for governor, U.S. senator and representative, and local offices.
News about state and local political parties, Democrats, Republicans,
Libertarians, Reformists, and other Third Party candidates and
Independents from all 50 states is continuously updated. Politics1
is even geared up for Presidency 2000, posting
briefs on potential candidates. So before you punch the ballot,
visit Politics1 early and often."
HARTMAN (National Producer, ABC News): "Politics1 is an amazing
directory of links."
& BLUE 2000 / MARKLE FOUNDATION (July 21, 2000): "Best of
the Web: Politics1. One of the Web's most acclaimed political
sites, Politics1 features definitive lists of candidates of all
parties for federal and state office."
STAR-NEWS (newspaper, Indiana - 9/8/98): "If you turn to the
Internet, you discover too many sites on the World Wide Web and
too few ways to find what you need. If you're looking for the
Senate candidates in Montana, how will you find
them unless youalready know their names? Actually there is a way.
Ron Gunzburger, a lawyer in Fort Lauderdale who sells old political
buttons and other campaign memorabilia, has assembled Politics1,
an online directory of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and
Congress. Pop in to the site at www.politics1.com and pick 'State
and Congressional Candidates.' While you are at it, just bookmark
the site. Sooner or later, you will be back for the links to Political
Parties and Presidency 2000 (I warned you it was coming up). ...
Bottom line: For a quick hit, start with Politics1 -- the best
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(MSNBC): Politics1 is a featured site on "The Imus Political
Links Page. Keep an eye on the Government with the click of your
QUINN McCORD (Managing Editor, National Journal's Hotline, 2018): "For a one-man operation, you do a great job keeping track of hundreds of races across the country!"
DERMER (National Chair, Young Constitutionalists - Constitution
Party, 2004): "Although you and I probably disagree on a lot
of points politically, I've always found your coverage and analysis
to be fair. Whenever I'm talking to politically-minded students
on campus, I always let them know about Politics1. You're alright
in my book -- keep up the good work!"
(2002 GOP Nominee for State Treasurer, Iowa): "Thanks for
the great public service you provide!"
Politics1 named "Site of the Day" for September 12,
LIVE (Joint online news site by the Birmingham News, Huntsville
Times & Mobile Register newspapers - 11/9/98): Politics1 was
Alabama Live's featured "Website of the Week." "Depending on traditional
media for your electoral information is like depending on the
village idiot to split the atom. That's why you should start online
at Politics1. This site offers state-by-state coverage of statewide
elections as well as their congressional races. ... There's also
a scan of the likely candidates for the 2000 election, a survey
of all the political parties -- and not just the usual Pepsi/Coke
combo of Democrats/Republicans either, but also the Grassroots
Party, the U.S. Pacifist Party, the Prohibition Party and a rogues
gallery of several others."
INTERNET MAGAZINE - 1999 Web Guide: Politics1 earned Access'
top rating: 4 Stars. "Politics1 is a must-stop that is
informative, easy to use and even easier to digest. The information
is nonpartisan but straight shooting, with phenomenal resources
that include extensive coverage of federal and state politics,
a guide to political parties and a great collection of campaign
buttons. The best feature: the Presidency 2000 page, with capsule
profiles of more than 100 potential candidates."
MULVEY (Producer, C-SPAN): "The Politics1 Report newsletter
INTERNATIONAL (Public Opinion Research Firm): "One of the
most complete resources available on the web, Politics1.com provides
information on state and national elections, issues and debates,
parties and even a historical perspective. The state-by-state
sections direct the reader to numerous relevant links, state histories
and candidate profiles. The presidential election page will give
you a guide to all the candidates running and their sites if available.
Unbiased and uncluttered, we highly recommend Politics1 as an
excellent political resource."
MASSEY (Former Secretary of State, D-Georgia): "I really enjoy
your Politics1 Report newsletter. I served as Secretary of State
of Georgia from 1996-1999. ... I'm in the private sector now,
but I enjoy staying in touch with state and federal politics.
I will be doing guest commentary for WDUN radio in North Georgia
on the Presidential campaigns for 2000. Your newsletter will be
a great source of information for me! Thanks and keep up the good
(Reporter, The Daily Show, Comedy Central): "Thanks for such
an informative site! I've also been loving your Politics1 Report
newsletter. It's a fantastic resource."
(Executive Editor, Miami Herald newspaper, Florida): "I think
you're doing an incredible job with the website."
(Lead Singer/Songwriter, The Smithereens & 2000 Reform Party US
Senate Nominee): "I've been to your Politics1 website several
times already. Keep up the good work!"
(Senior Editorial Writer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper,
2003): "I just got around to checking out Politics1. Wow!
What an incredible resource. As an editorial writer, it will make
my job so much easier. Thanks and congratulations for a marvelous,
user-friendly place to go."
YORK (Documents Center Coordinator, University of Michigan Library):
"Absolutely spectacular! Thank you so much for your wonderful
web site. After watching the 1996 election web sites crash a year
ago, I was anxiously awaiting another good site in time for the
1998 elections. Thanks again!"
"Politics1 is one of the best of the Political Web. Politics1
is a valuable web tool for political professionals, researchers
and junkies searching for candidate information and political
news online. Using
informative content, relevant links, and an impressive e-mail
newsletter, the site's publisher, Ron Gunzburger, has created
one of the premier political information sites on the web. The
non-partisan website features a comprehensive directory of political
candidates for statewide and national elections, as well as news
and issue links. The site's web directory includes exhaustive
lists of candidate and party websites for all 50 states and even
a few U.S. territories. Along with the website, Ron Gunzburger
regularly publishes the Politics1 Report -- a free e-mail newsletter
that keeps readers up to date on the latest political news. The
Report is one of the best free political newsletters on the web.
Gunzburger has even managed to crack a few big political stories
in the Report. Politics1 is a valuable web resource because of
its wealth of relevant content and its newsletter, The Politics1
Report. The site is a user-friendly warehouse of candidate information
and political links. Candidates and campaigns who follow the Politics1
example of a well-designed site, featuring well-written, in-depth
material should expect a good response from their online constituencies.
... There are a number of sites on the Internet that provide candidate
links, but we have found Politics1 to provide the most comprehensive
information on all 50 states, political parties and the Presidential
election." MARC WATHEN (Democrats Abroad - Hong Kong, 2003):
"I really enjoy Politics1. It is the best political resource site
around! You are to be commended for your efforts. We Americans
overseas really appreciate a site like this. Keep up the good
GEOFFREY YOSTE (Talk Show Host,
WJNT Radio, Jackson, Mississippi & 2000 GOP Congressional Candidate):
"I always find the Politics1 Report newsletter to be interesting
and enjoyable. It's good stuff! Each week I forward your newsletter
out to leading political operatives and campaigns in Mississippi
and around the Great South."
MARTIN KUZ (Las Vegas Sun newspaper,
Nevada): "Impressive. Seems like anything a political junkie
or reporter would want to track down about a candidate or particular
race could be found at Politics1."
PROF. REPPS HUDSON (Washington
University, Missouri): "Your Politics1 daily newsletter is
a real addition to my day. I was political editor of the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch for a couple of years and am always looking
for good material on politics. Your info is a boost to my efforts to
keep my classes at Washington University here well informed. Keep
up the good work."
AboutPolitics.com (Kessler Freedman
Inc.): Politics1 won the coveted "Political Site of the Day
Award" on June 1, 1998.
LAURIE GIRION (Producer, MTV
News): "For MTV's True Life documentary series, I am conducting
research for a show on Election Year 2000. Politics1 has been
invaluable to me."
CHRIS PAULITZ (Communications
Office, Republican National Committee): "I just want to tell
you this Politics1 Report newsletter is a great service. It really
wraps up the latest news nicely and gives you political action
from around the country that would take hours to search for everyday.
Thanks for the great product!"
DR. KRIS CRAWFORD (Director,
AMPAC - the American Medical Association's PAC): "I find the
Politics1 Report newsletter to be one of the best sources for
clear, concise operative level information available to me. "
MARK SEAVEY (Director, National
Legislative Commission, American Legion): "Politics1 has taken
what was once a five-person operation and made it easy enough
for me to do it alone. Your site is absolutely invaluable. I visit
your site probably 50 times a day, and every time I find new candidates.
Not sure how many thank you letters you get, but your site is
the greatest ever!"
DENNY LANE (Grassroots Party
Nominee for President, 2000): "Thanks for providing this excellent
info source for voters ... I plan to pass news about Politics1's
existence along to other candidates and parties."
BEN DUPUY (Federal Liaison, National
Rifle Association): "I want to thank you for Politics1. I
use it almost every day to keep track of races and to link to
campaign websites. You run a helluva site, and I appreciate what
DAVID AZBELL (Press Secretary,
Bob Riley for Governor Campaign, R-Alabama, 2002): "Thanks
for all you do with Politics1.com -- it is an invaluable resource,
especially for us political junkies. You deserve every bit of
praise you get for it! Keep up the good work."
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (Department
of Communications Studies - Website): "Politics1.com is massive.
Visit it for descriptions of all the political candidates, national,
state and local -- all the political issues and debates -- a directory
of campaign consultants and much, much more. Politics1.com may
be the most comprehensive US political site on the Web."
NED MONROE (National Political
Builders and Contractors): "As a national political director
of a construction trade association and as PAC Treasurer for one
of the larger PAC's, thank you for your newsletter service. I
am always looking for additional resources and insights and find
your reports very helpful. I'm on about a half dozen e-mail lists
and receive another half dozen print sources, and the Politics1
newsletter is one of
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS (Colorado
- 7/30/02): "Interested in gun issues? Campaign buttons? A
list of political advisers? Check out Politics1.com, a comprehensive
online guide to politics."
LookSmart.com: "Best of the
Web: Politics1 - the top directory of sites on American politics,
parties, elections, candidates, and news. Covers all 50 states
and most major political events."
HON. CHUCK ECKER (County Executive
of Howard County, Maryland & 1998 GOP Gubernatorial Candidate):
MATT STODDER (Online Politics
Editor, Los Angeles Times newspaper, California): "I just
took a look at Politics1 and found it very impressive. Good job!"
FLORIDA TIMES-UNION (newspaper
- May 31, 1998): "Florida voters looking for complete political
coverage on the web should check out Politics1."
MART MARTIN (Author, Almanac
of Women and Minorities in American Politics): "Politics1
is an excellent political site. I am deeply impressed. I have
the feeling that I'll be visiting it often to verify my research."
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Politics1 has been a featured
link in over 25 separate news stories on the Christian Science
Monitor's web site during 1998-2003.
PATRICK MURRAY (WSRN Radio, Swarthmore
College, Pennsylvania): "I'm absolutely loving Politics1!
Your newsletter is informative and entertaining, and your website
is a great resource."
IAN MAGNUM (PoliticsOnline.com):
"Your site and your Politics1 Report e-journal are an excellent
source of political news."
STEVE FOWLE (Editor, New Hampshire
Gazette): "Congratulations on a fine website. Politics1 is
the best, most comprehensive, most easily accessible source of
information on who's running for President. We particularly like
the even-handed, thorough approach, listing ALL the candidates."
CRAIG FIELDS (Communications
Director, Gun Owners of America): "I actually spent far more
time on your site than I usually do when considering links, because
it just became more interesting everywhere I looked -- the obscure
third-party info was a blast, and I simply had to see some of
those sites. Thanks for a good site and another useful bookmark."
ZDNet News (Online News Service
- October 28, 1998): "With the Nov. 3 election
just a few days away, the Web is brimming with informative sites
for the discerning voter. ... Politics1 is a good place to start
building your election dossier. This non-partisan site, produced
by lawyer Ron Gunzburger, has just about everything -- a breakdown
of all the Congressional and state candidates, news, thumbnails
of issues and pressure groups, links galore, and a mailing list."
JEAN-PAUL VOILLEQUE (Editor,
Looksmart.com): "I have to admit that a large part of LookSmart's
Presidential 2000 directory came out of surfing Politics1.
We used other resources of course, but your site was the most
commonly cited as the best place to start."
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
(March 2003): "Politics 1: One of the most complete resources
available on the web, Politics1.com provides information on state
and national elections, issues and debates, parties and even a
historical perspective. The state-by-state sections direct the
reader to numerous relevant links, state histories and candidate
profiles. The presidential election page will give you a guide
to all the candidates running and their sites if available. Unbiased
and uncluttered, We highly recommend Politics1 as an excellent
ANDREW ZAK (Publisher of "Elections
USA" site): "Politics 1 is a tremendous site. The depth of
coverage is overwhelming. I can honestly say this is the best
political database I've seen for a long time."
DAVIDA DOHERTY (Juneau Empire
newspaper, Alaska): "Politics1 is wonderful! I was drawn into
it when I checked it out."
CHRIS STRUBLE (Chair, Idaho Libertarian
Party): "You have an excellent web site. One of the most complete
political web sites I have ever seen in fact."
DAVID JOHNSON (Deputy Executive
Director, Republican Party of Florida): "Just wanted to send
my congratulations and appreciation for your site. It is terrific."
ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, III (Vice
President, The Freedom Forum): "You have a most interesting
site. We will demo it during our [C-SPAN] programs on online coverage
of the 1998 election."
CONNECTICUT REFORM PARTY:
"The central reference site for ALL parties!"
PROF. CHARLIE LEONARD (Lindenwood
University, Missouri): "Just wanted to let you know that your
Politics1 site played a very important part in my upper-level
Campaigns & Elections seminar this semester. My students and I
found a lot to like on the site. I assigned each student a 1998
statewide race somewhere in the country, and Politics1 gave them
a great jumping-off point. I expect to use it again when I teach
Campaigns & Elections again
in the fall semester 2000. I like the e-newsletters quite a lot,
too. Congratulations and keep up the good work!"
DAVID COHEN (Managing News Editor,
Nando Times online newspaper): "I love your site. It's extremely
helpful for research."
HON. CHARLES SANDERS (Mayor of
Waynesville, Ohio & 1998 Democratic Congressional Nominee):
"I can't tell you how happy I am with the volume and content of
your political reports. As a former federal candidate, I found
the information to be invaluable. Keep up the good work. I regard
my Politics1 read as one-stop shopping to learn all the political
angles and contentions."
HEATHER CRAIG (Internet Coordinator,
Christian Coalition): "I checked out Politics1 and I think
Politics1 was featured on CNN Interactive's ALL POLITICS site
on September 8, 1998. "Politics1 - An independent, nonpartisan
site that allows browsers to search states for all candidates
running for federal and statewide office. The site contains links
to many candidates with Web sites, as well as almost every state
AARON MYERS (Webmaster, New Democrat
Network): "Congratulations! Politics1 has been selected as
the New Democrat Network's current Featured Political Site. Your
selection came after members of the NDN office staff (myself included)
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