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Bloggers to gather for Andrew Breitbart tribute

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Conservative bloggers are gathering in Washington D.C. this weekend to honor Internet entrepreneur and publisher Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly on Thursday.

Organizers of the National Bloggers Club told The Daily Caller that they will come together Saturday night to share memories and reflect on Breitbart’s work in the blogosphere.

The tribute will be held March 3rd at the Americans for Tax Reform headquarters from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. An invitation from the group said all “friends are invited to attend and honor Andrew.”

The National Blogger Club is a newly-formed, loose association of conservative bloggers. The organization recently gave Breitbart an award for his journalism that led to the resignation of Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.

“We’re grieving,” said Amy Kremer, the chairman of Tea Party Express and an advisory board member of the National Blogger Club, in an interview. “Yesterday morning I missed my flight because it was like I couldn’t move. I was in a daze. I felt like it couldn’t be true.”

“He blazed a trail that we’re all going down,” Kremer told TheDC, “and to all of a sudden have him taken so quickly and unexpectedly, there’s a big void here.”

Kremer said the bloggers and friends of Breitbart will share “why he was so important to all of us” and “to honor his legacy and renew the commitment to fight the good fight”

She said they also plan to create a scholarship in Breitbart’s name for young investigative “citizen” journalists.

“We may have lost a general yesterday, but the army is still here,” Kremer said. “And we have to fight on and carry that torch on his behalf.”

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