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Virginia Statehouse News is astroturf

There's a new Republican astroturfing site on the scene in Virginia's blogosphere: "Virginia Statehouse News."  It's a very slick site put together by someone who knows what they were doing.  Its staff is not made up of your typical self-recruited bloggers, a loose grouping of online friends with similar political views who want to write about them.

No, the Virginia Statehouse News is staffed with professional, young conservative writers--think-tankers--who are probably paid for their writing duties at the website. The site looks like it has a lot of ties with the conservative Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, but does not identify itself as such.  Here are some of their writers: