District 9BAs I look at the candidates in this race again I am excited to announce that all of the errors I had pointed out in the past (linking of accounts and non working links) have all been corrected. You can read the March Scorecard here. There has also been some new technology added in this race from one of the candidates.

Now on to the evaluation…

The candidates: To see the list of official candidates click here


Tom Coale – http://tomcoale.com/ 

Rich Corkran – http://richcorkran.com/


Bob Flanagan – www.flanaganfordelegate.com

Carol Loveless – http://www.carolloveless.com/

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)







803 (+76)

496 (+22)

744 (+43)


1132 (+42)

8 (+0)

156 (+73)

274 (+93)





Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Tom Coale had a nice month. He and his team added the most new Facebook followers in the past month and continues to hold a significant advantage in Twitter followers.

Rich Corkran again did nothing. If this trend continues I will have no choice but to remove the candidate from the scorecard.

Bob Flanagan got a nice spike in new Twitter followers. This team is still trailing but this spike in new followers could be a positive sign.

Carol Loveless added the most new Twitter followers in the past month. This team has doubled their total number of followers in two months. This team also remains a close second in total number of Facebook followers. Adding Google+ to the campaign is a nice touch and I am always supportive of new technology outreach.

The only mistake I can point out this month – The Tom Coale team has a Google+ account (https://plus.google.com/+Tomcoale9b/posts) but it is not listed on the campaign website. Listing it will help attract more followers and will get it listed on the scorecard above.

Based on the numbers I am going to continue to name Tom Coale as the technology outreach leader. Tom and his team did a great job adding new Facebook followers and the Twitter lead remains significant. Carol Loveless remains the number two slot today and I really like what she and her team is doing with technology outreach. This will be a race I will continue to monitor closely every month.

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.

HoCoBlogs Interested in politics in Howard County? Here is a good HoCoBlogs Twitter list to follow: https://twitter.com/HoCoBlogs/lists/hocomd-elected-officials. There are a number of elected officials and candidates in Howard County to follow on Twitter.

Scott E





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