February Technology Scorecard – Democrat Candidates for Governor

Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 6.31.11 AMSince I released the Republican scorecard a little early, I thought it only fair to update the Democrat scorecard also. The big change since our January scorecard is that Doug Gansler status has changed to “Officially filed”.

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

Anthony Brown: (Officially filed) – http://anthonybrown.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr social media accounts.

Douglas Gansler: (Officially filed) – http://douggansler.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube social media accounts.

Heather Mizeur: (Officially filed) – http://www.heathermizeur.com/ – Lists Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media accounts.

Ralph Jaffe: (Officially filed) – http://www.fedupwithcrookedpolitics.com/ – Lists YouTube social media videos (but no channel).

Charles Smith: (Officially filed) – Could not find the campaign website.

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

Brown

Gansler

Mizeur

Jaffe

Smith

Website

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Facebook

9410 (+21%)

4246 (+2%)

13162 (+2%)

N/A

N/A

Twitter

1411 (+28%)

4141 (+4%)

4735 (+5%)

N/A

N/A

YouTube

43 (No Change)

32 (+19%)

67 (+5%)

N/A*

N/A

Flickr

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Instagram

N/A

126 (+4%)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Big increases in followers and likes for the Brown-Ulman team.

Still no website for Charles Smith. By far the most professional websites were that of Brown, Gansler and Mizeur.

Doug Gansler is the only one listing Instagram on his website.

Still No candidates are listing a Google+ page yet. Hopefully they will see the error of their ways and extend outreach to that platform in the near future.

I guess if I had to pick a technology leader among the candidates I would lean towards a tie between Heather Mizeur and Anthony Brown. Mizeur has all of those Facebook followers but Brown has the momentum and more outreach. Doug Gansler would rank third at this point. The other two candidates are doing so little from a technology prospective that I am going to continue not even to rank them at this point.

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.

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