There are some big changes on this months evaluation of MD04. Three candidates drop out of this race (Turner, Thornton and Davis). To me, Davis dropping out was the biggest surprise to me given the funds he had raised and his cash on hand. I have made a slight change to the page and now list all candidates and websites (at least those I can find). You can read the January Scorecard HERE.
The candidates: To see the full list of candidates click here
Anthony Brown: http://anthonybrown.com/
Glenn Ivey: http://www.iveyforcongress.com/
Joseline Pena-Melnyk: http://www.joselinepenamelnyk.com/
Warren Christopher: http://www.warrenchristopherforcongress.com/
Terence Strait: http://www.straitforcongress.com/
Matthew Fogg: ???
Robert Broadus: www.justiceandliberty.us
Rob Buck: ???
George McDermott: ???
David Therrien: ???
The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)
- I removed Strait from the scorecard based on his reported cash on hand numbers in this race (under $2,500). Here is a breakdown via Maryland Scramble of all candidates back on February 1st (CLICK HERE)
- Based on what I could find, no Republican candidate is doing enough online to make the scorecard. Maybe they will get it ramped up between now and April (but not holding my breath).
- Facebook – Pena-Melnyk was the clear winner over the past month adding over 475 new followers. Christopher did a very good job adding over 250 new followers.
- Twitter – Pena-Melnyk was the winner on this platform adding over 180 followers. Again, Christopher was a close second on this platform adding 135 new followers in the past month.
- Brown – again lost more followers than he added on Facebook. This is a VERY bad trend for the campaign.
- Ivey – You have to be a little impressed with his cash on hand numbers (over $500,000). This team has to be happy about those numbers and his social media numbers are decent and shows continued growth.
- If I missed anything…please contact me and let me know.
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.