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McLaughlin Bags Round 3 in Battle for America’s Best Blog Talker

Call him The Mouth from the South!

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David: Don't be fooled by his sweet demeanor.

David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., destroyed Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore., in Round 3 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

The public-school teacher’s victory (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) was announced today by FOX News Radio anchor Spencer Hughes on FOX Across America, which is hosting the historic debate series.

The Heading Left hosts sparred over Tuesday’s town-hall tussle between White House hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama.

Tomorrow, David mixes it up with Round 1 winner, fellow Heading Left host Julie Pippert, while Round 2 winner, Heading Right’s Kevin Ross, scraps with the to-be-announced winner from Round 3.

One winner from each faction will go on to co-host a full week of Election 2008 specials with Spencer, beginning October 20.

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants in Round 4 of the competition by clicking here.

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Get Ready to Rumble – in Round 3 of the Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker!

The bell in Round 3 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – rings today at 2 p.m. EDT, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., saunters onto the canvas with fellow Heading Left host Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore.

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Their topic?

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Last night’s town hall meeting of Oval Office contenders John McCain and Barack Obama.

And tomorrow, Heading Right moves into Round 4, as Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, Ore., takes on Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fla., in a NorthWest-SouthEast clash that’s guaranteed to get messy!

In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite contestants, today and throughout the week, by clicking here.

The ‘Battle’ for America’s Best Blog Talker Rages On!

Round 2 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – kicks off today at 2 p.m. EDT, with Heading Right hosts Kevin Ross of Los Angeles and Chad Everson of Princeton, Minn., jumping into the fray.

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Their topic?

Has there been a fundamental shift in the Republican party – as evid- enced by the fact that most GOP leaders voted nay on the $700 bil- lion Wall Street bailout?

And tomorrow, Heading Left moves into Round 3, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., takes on Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore., in an East-West coastal collision you do not want to miss.

BlogTalkRadio Hosts Go Big-Time—on FOX—for Election Showdown

Way back in 2004, when John Kerry was challenging George W. Bush for the highest office in the land, few Americans had ever heard the word blog—let alone spent much of their free time devouring the most passionate and incisive among them.

What a difference an embattled administration makes.fox-btr-bbt-300x250

Today, blogging is not only the New Journalism, it’s a major force in shaping our nation’s political opinions.

So it should come as no surprise that FOX News Radio has selected eight of BlogTalkRadio’s most passionate and incisive hosts to voice their opinions about Election 2008 in the mainstream.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET, four hosts from our Heading Left Channel and four from Heading Right will square off during a weeklong, one-on-one tournament that will determine the best blog talker from each side of the political spectrum.

Election 2008: Battle of the Blog Talkers unfolds on FOX Across America, which is hosted by Spencer Hughes and carried on FOXNewsRadio.com and Sirius XM Radio.  (To hear more about this special, click here now.)

Lynne: Leading off the the left.

Lynne Lupien: Leading off the the left.

In Round 1, Spencer will moderate a debate between two Heading Left hosts, who will each have five minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the same topic. Listeners then vote (via mobile-text message and online poll) for their favorite blog talker, who in turn moves onto Round 3. Meanwhile, two Heading Right hosts square off in Round 2, with the most popular moving onto Round 4. And in Round 5, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors go head to head.

After each round, the topics will be opened to discussion with Spencer, as well as with listeners calling into the show.

Then, throughout the week of Oct. 20, live from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors will join Spencer in co-hosting a special FOX News Radio Election 2008 series.

Here are the BlogTalkRadio hosts who’ll be doing battle:

Chad Everson:

Chad Everson: Ready to do battle for the right.

Heading Left

-Lynne Lupien of Lowell, MA: Left Ahead!.

-Julie Pippert of Houston, TX: MOMocrats.

-David McLaughlin of Rome, GA: The Kudzu Vine.

-Tom D’Antoni of Portland, OR: D’Antoni and Levine.

Heading Right

-Kevin Ross of Los Angeles, CA: The Kevin Ross Show.

-Chad Everson of Princeton, MN: Grizzly Groundswell.

-Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, OR: Media Lizzy.

-Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, FL: Andrea Shea King Show.

Once the war of words gets under way, we’ll be keeping your apprised of all the action, so— in addition to tuning into this historic series—be sure to check in here daily.