I know it is a little early to begin the 2016 Social Media Outreach Scorecards but this looks to be one of the more interesting races this election cycle and I thought I would start with a teaser looking at the current Twitter outreach for the candidates.
Before we look at the Twitter outreach, I thought this was interesting information from the Baltimore Sun:
“Former Prince George’s County state’s attorney Glenn F. Ivey has raised more than twice as much campaign cash in his bid for the 4th Congressional District as his leading rival, former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, disclosure reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission show.
Ivey raised over $116,000 in what amounted to a shortened first quarter — candidates are still jumping into the contest — and had about $120,000 on hand at the end of March. His campaign had previously released the top-line numbers.
That compares with Brown, who raised just under $52,000 and had roughly the same in the bank. Del. Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk reported raising $42,500 and spent only a few hundred dollars of it. A report for former County Council member Ingrid M. Turner was not available.”
Now here is the current Twitter follower numbers for each candidate:
(note – Click on the follower numbers to see their Twitter page)
- I was unable to find a Twitter account for Del. Dereck Davis (if there is one out there, please let me know).
- Again, this is an early look and what will really matter is the growth of adding new followers and overall engagement with followers.
I expect this to be a race I will watch closely. In a future blog post, I will look at the Facebook accounts for each of the candidates. Look for the full Social Media Outreach Scorecards to start up later in the year.
Here is a good link for more information in the future: http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2016/primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2016_3_00804.html
Have a great day!