Candidates – Maryland’s 8th Congressional District – March Technology Outreach Scorecard

MD08 Candidates

The latest polls for MD08 say this is probably a three person race (Raskin, Matthews and Trone). Now with this many candidates I believe this primary could be quite interesting and with just over a month to go it is one to keep a close eye on. If interested in the February numbers, CLICK HERE.

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


Kumar Barve:

Will Jawando:

Kathleen Matthews:

Jamie Raskin:

David Trone:

Ana Sol-Gutierrez:

Joel Rubin:

Dave Anderson:

Dan Bolling:


Liz Matory:

Aryeh Shudofsky:

Dan Cox:

Jeffrey Jones:

Shelly Skolnick:

The Scorecard: (Click the follower numbers below to view the social media page)


Facebook Followers

Twitter Followers


Kumar Barve

4,826 (+61)

3,005 (+60)

William Jawando

2,234 (+167)

1,471 (+133)

Kathleen Matthews

2,373 (+217)

678 (+128)

Jamie Raskin

3,137 (+465)

3,172 (+192)

David Trone

5,051 (+3,967)

338 (+195)


Liz Matory

666 (+20)

196 (+20)

Aryeh Shudofsky

160 (+7)

35 (+3)


  • I removed Joel Rubin and Ana Sol-Gutierrez based on their overall performance online. They are both just getting outpaced by the other candidates with online outreach.
    • Sol-Gutierrez added 26 Facebook followers and 53 Twitter followers.
    • Rubin added 38 Facebook followers and 28 Twitter followers.
  • Facebook – Trone had the big month adding nearly 4,000 new followers. Now I don’t have much tracking data so I can not say if this is an abnormality or not. Next best was Raskin with over 450 new followers.
  • Twitter – Trone and Raskin were basically neck and neck with both adding nearly 200 new followers over the past month.
  • THE GOP candidates are significantly trailing the DEMS online…whoever comes out on top in the Primary will really need to step it up in the General Election.

A significant factor in evaluating online outreach is looking at follower engagement. In March, I am focusing my reviews on recent Twitter engagement. Want to know how i get the numbers? READ THIS. Here are the recent Twitter numbers for the candidates:


Tweets Evaluated

Engagement Score


Kumar Barve

7 most recent


William Jawando

7 most recent


Kathleen Matthews

7 most recent


Jamie Raskin

6 most recent


David Trone

7 most recent



  • I did not list any of the GOP candidates due to very limited Twitter engagement.
  • Raskin lead all candidates with retweets and favorites of his “original” recent posts…although he only had 6 posts over the past week. Matthews was the clear #2 with recent Twitter engagement.

Online Outreach Leader in this race: Jamie Raskin. This was a difficult one because of the lack of long term tracking data for Trone but Raskin being even in adding Twitter followers and winning on Twitter engagement gives him a slight edge. I would rate Matthews and Trone a tie for second and Jawando in 4th on this evaluation.

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.

Scott E


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