Maryland State Delegate – District 9B – May Technology Scorecard

District 9BI am still very much enjoying this race overall. I am listing new technology for some of the candidates. I wish they listed this outreach on their websites, but it is out there and I felt it necessary to list it for potential followers going forward.

Now on to the evaluation…

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

Democrat:

Tom Coale – http://tomcoale.com/ 

Rich Corkran – http://richcorkran.com/

Republican:

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)

5/14/14

Coale

Corkran

Flanagan

Loveless

Facebook

817 (+14)

41

498 (+2)

770 (+26)

Twitter

1169 (+37)

9 (+1)

173 (+17)

280 (+6)

Google+

11

34 (+4)

YouTube

Yes

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Tom Coale added the most new Twitter followers over the past month. I have listed his Google+ page on the scorecard (now lets just add that link to your website). I really like how active this team is on social media. I realized after I created the scorecard that I forgot to list this team Instagram account above. Here is the link: http://instagram.com/tomcoale

Rich Corkran has a Facebook page (who knew). I have it listed on the scorecard now. Would be great if it gets on the campaign website at some point. Given the comments in early April (April 3rd on Facebook) about the scorecards, I have little hope that they will read this or make any real effort in using technology for outreach to potential voters.

Bob Flanagan did an OK job adding new Twitter followers.

Carol Loveless added the most new Facebook followers and remain pretty active providing updates on that account. More regular updates on Twitter and better use of common hashtags (#mdpolitics, #mdgop and #mdreps are a few examples) would help expand outreach on that account.

Based on the activity and numbers I am not making any changes to my previous post about the technology outreach leaders in this race. Tom Coale remains my overall technology outreach leader in this race and Carol Loveless remains my top pick on the Republican side of the field.

Marshmallow ManThere has been some real negative stuff from one of the Democrat candidates. Let us all hope it ends soon but in the mean time here is a nice little article from Marshmallow Man to learn more about it: http://53beersontap.typepad.com/53beers/2014/05/the-chairoscouro-campaign-of-district-9b.html

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 #HoCoPolitics

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