Bloggers on campaign payrolls

Daniel Glover writes that the number of bloggers on campaign payrolls has grown significantly since the US Presidential election of 2004.

'With increasing frequency, candidates across the country are paying bloggers to write, develop Web sites, connect with energetic allies on the Internet, respond to online critics, and advise their employers about how to behave in the blogosphere', writes Glover.

According to the article the pay scale ranges from bloggers who earn a few hundred dollars a month to bloggers earning top dollar for their expertise - and it is no surprise that it is the A-list bloggers from the 2004 campaign that rank highest on the payrolls.


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