February Technology Scorecard – Republican Candidates for Governor

Maryland FlagDue to the vast number of changes, I thought I would put out this update a little early this month. Larry Hogan officially filed, launched his website and updated various social media outreach sites.

The candidates: To see the list of candidates that have “Officially filed” click here

David Craig: (Officially filed) – http://www.davidcraig.com/home.php – Lists Facebook and Twitter social media accounts.

Ron George: (Not officially filed) – http://www.voterongeorge.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media accounts.

Charles Lollar: (Not officially filed) – http://www.lollar4governor.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media accounts.

Brian Vaeth: (Officially filed) – http://www.vaeth4gov.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Twitter and YouTube links do not work on the website yet.

Larry Hogan: (Officially filed) – http://www.hoganforgovernor.com – Lists Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram social media accounts.

The Scorecard: (Click the numbers below to view the social media page)

Craig

George

Lollar

Vaeth

Hogan

Website

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Facebook

4153

(+23%)

3040

(+6%)

6138

(+6%)

A personal page

76712

(New)

Twitter

727

(+19%)

464

(+7%)

3392

(+1%)

N/A

975

(+14%)

YouTube

N/A

5

(No Change)

17

(No Change)

N/A

62

(New)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Larry Hogan using the “Change Maryland” existing Facebook page provides his campaign with a significant outreach advantage over the other candidates.

Larry Hogan also is using Instagram (currently with 26 followers). Click Here to see that page. He is the only Republican candidate using that social media tool.

David Craig has shown nice improvements on Facebook and Twitter since the last time we reported the numbers.

Ron George and Charles Lollar have shown very little increase in followers. As neither of these candidates has officially filed, it has to make you wonder if they will stay in this race for very long.

Brian Vaeth has a long way to go in regards to technology. His website is a little better since we reported previously, but has many issues on the page. If you are going to have the Twitter and YouTube logos they should link to something.

There are many outlets for outreach and all of the candidate campaigns should look to expand their strategies in this arena. 

I guess if I had to pick a technology leader among the candidates I would choose Larry Hogan. His Facebook numbers alone dwarf the other candidates numbers. I would give David Craig second (based on his increases) and Charles Lollar third. Ron George really needs to show improvements to crack into the top three again.

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

Scott E

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