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Straight Outta Denver: LiveBarr

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, May 23 2008

You may not know it, but it's convention season. For the Libertarian Party, anyway. Bob Barr is livestreaming from his booth at the event, and while there's nothing exciting happening at the moment, it's pretty cool that his campaign is into this stuff.

Potentially more interesting is the bar running across his site showing campaign contributions as they come in.

As you can see, the graphic shows the names and locations of recent donors that are trying to get the campaign $150,000 (softer expectations than the big two parties, huh?) and secure the nomination for Barr.

I also like that Barr's homepage features Flickr photos and featured videos. Those features, and Shana Kluck's liveblogging from the convention, make for a site with a warm, homespun feel, not unlike early versions of Mike Huckabee's site.

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