The Washington Post reports that bloggers and web activists have made their mark in the last two presidential elections by raising money and building networks. Now, they are aggressively pushing into policymaking. These groups are pressing candidates to back issues that aren’t in the forefront of many American voters’ minds. One of these issues is net neutrality. They are bypassing the traditional campaign methods in favor of focusing on high-speed networks and eMail lists in order to make politicians aware of their legislative priorities. While net neutrality isn’t an overtly partisan issue, it is shaping up to be a Democratic issue for this election cycle–perhaps because its most ardent supporters are liberal bloggers and activists who are increasingly playing a key role in who acquires the Democratic Party presidential nomination…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/19/AR2007021900934.html