GLAAD's Justin Cole has some good advice for how local politicians and organizations should interact with state blogs. I'm embedding Part 2, because it's more relevant, but click the link to watch the whole thing.
The gist of it? Don't fear bloggers, call them up and invite them over for coffee. This is doubly true for local issue-based organizations. There are lots of agendas that we can work together on, being far more effective, but that only happens when organizations recognize that bloggers bring a lot to the table and can be a great asset, thus deciding to form that relationship.