Maryland State Delegate – District 9B – September Technology Scorecard

Delegate 9B LogoIt has been just over a month since I looked at this race (you can view the last scorecard evaluation here). This should be a pretty close race and using every form of voter outreach is important. Here is how the candidates are doing…

The candidates:

Democrat:

Tom Coale – http://tomcoale.com/ 

Republican:

Bob Flanagan – www.flanaganfordelegate.com

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

9/6/14

Coale

Flanagan

Facebook

1053 (+93)

522 (+22)

Twitter

1328 (+35)

204 (+7)

Google+

16 (+0)

Instagram

219 (+16)

Comments: Tom Coale remains very active on social media. He added the most new followers on Facebook and Twitter over the past month. Tom also remains the only candidate using platforms like Google+ and Instagram for outreach in this race.

Bob Flanagan has been a little more active on Facebook (but still not active enough in my opinion). I think he may have just given up on Twitter outreach as there have been no posts on that platform since late May.

My goal was to publish Twitter comparisons this month for the various races I evaluate, but as Flanagan has not posted in some time there really is no comparison to make today. Here is what Coale’s Twitter activity looks like:

Tom Coale Twitter ActivityThe key stat in the graphic to look at is “Popularity”. This is a measurement of retweets and favorites. Tom received a rating of “Nice”. (Click on the graphic to see a larger version).

Since I can’t do a Twitter comparison here is the Facebook side by side look:

Delegate 9B Facebook September

No surprise that Tom also dominates with Facebook follower engagement over the past week.

Tom Coale remains my overall technology outreach leader in this race. He remains very active and interactive on social media and I believe that this could pay off for his campaign in November.

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 HoCoBlogs has a great resource for local candidates. I would say it is a must read for everyone running locally: http://hocoblogs.wordpress.com/for-elected-officials/

Scott E #HoCoPolitics

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One response to “Maryland State Delegate – District 9B – September Technology Scorecard

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