Campaign Blogger Pay List Compiled
Posted on November 7, 2006Blog P.I. has used the National Journal Beltway Blogroll's post about bloggers being paid by candidates to compile a list (no longer available) of bloggers being paid by candidates in blogger/advisor roles. Blog P.I. used a prorated salary to show who the best-paid campaign bloggers are for each party. By prorated salary they mean "that monthly (approximate) salaries have been prorated to annual salaries." You will see several prorated salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range for candidates in both parties. Blog P.I.'s list also includes lump sum payments that have been made to bloggers.
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit says "My prediction -- it'll be a lot more in 2008." He's probably right. A political blogger with a popular blog and online contacts could make a good income working as a campaign blogger for one of the 2008 presidential candidates.