The filing deadline has passed (finally) and we have our Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Maryland (all 10 of them). I have made a slight change to the page and now list all candidates and websites (at least those I can find). You can view the January Scorecard HERE and see that last month I called this race a draw in relation to technology outreach of the campaigns.
The candidates: To see the full list of candidates via SBOE: click here
Donna Edwards: https://donnaedwardsforsenate.com/
Chris Van Hollen: http://vanhollen.org/
Freddie Donald Dickson: ???
Ralph Jaffe: http://www.fedupwithcrookedpolitics.com/
Theresa Scaldaferri: ???
Charles Smith: ???
Violet Staley: http://www.violetstaleyformarylandsenator.com/
Blaine Taylor: ???
Ed Tinus: http://united-us.org/
Lih Young: ???
The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)
|Chris Van Hollen||
- I only list Van Hollen and Edwards on the Scorecard based on total outreach and money. This really is a two person race. Here is a little more information about the money (CLICK HERE)
- I could not find websites for many of the candidates. If I missed anything, please let me know and I will update the data above.
- On Facebook – Edwards added significantly more followers in the month of January. Van Hollen continues to hold a significant follower advantage.
- On Twitter – Edwards also won in terms of adding new followers. She continues to own that platform this election cycle.
- Other – Neither candidate is knocking it out of the park with their latest YouTube videos. Over the past month Edwards published two videos and had a total of 39 views (for both). Van Hollen published one video and had only 26 views. No big winners here.
As I am revamping all of the Maryland Technology Outreach Scorecards, I am not writing about engagement numbers in February. Worry not, engagement evaluations will return in March (Twitter) and April (Facebook).
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 can show trends in a campaign cycle and makes a great resource for following all of the candidates.