In early 2005, Judd Legum founded ThinkProgress, serving as its chief editor for two years. In January 2007, he went on to serve as the research director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In the past year, Judd began private practice as an attorney in Annapolis and started a blog on Maryland politics. Now he’s setting his sights on his next challenge: Judd is launching a run for Maryland’s General Assembly. Greg Sargent believes that Judd is “the first national blogger to run for political office.” Judd asked us to share his thoughts with the readers of ThinkProgress:
I learned at ThinkProgress what can be accomplished if you combine serious policy ideas with engaging political communication. I want to take what I’ve learned and bring progressive values to the state capital in Maryland.
John Aravosis and DownWithTyranny note that Judd’s Republican opponent in the 30th district, incumbent Ron George, was a “co-sponsor of ‘Maryland’s Marriage Protection Act,’ a state constitutional amendment that’s widely viewed as Maryland’s version of Proposition 8.”
Judd was live over at Crooks and Liars today, taking questions directly from readers.