Candidates – Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

2016 MD02 Primary Winners

This is my third look and the race in MD02. McDonough won out on the GOP side and looks to make a run at this congressional seat.Interested in the April evaluation? CLICK HERE Here is a little history some may find interesting:

Winner Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  %
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 105,718 54.16 Helen Delich Bentley Republican 88,954 45.57
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 164,751 66.62 Jane Brooks Republican 75,812 30.66
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 135,818 69.21 Jimmy Mathis Republican 60,195 30.68
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 198,578 71.9 Richard Pryce Matthews Republican 68,561 24.8
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 134,133 64.21 Marcelo Cardarelli Republican 69,523 33.28
Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 194,088 65.6 Nancy C. Jacobs Republican 92,071 31.1

Let us all take a look at the candidates:

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

(D) Dutch Ruppersberger:

(R) Pat McDonough:

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

Democrat Candidate(s)

Facebook Followers

Twitter Followers

Dutch Ruppersberger  5,142 (+117)  6,513 (+150)
Pat McDonough  1,781 (+898)  705 (+553)


  • There is another candidate in this race: Kristin S. Kasprzak (Libertarian). I have not found a campaign website for this candidate, so no listing above.
  • Facebook – McDonough aded the most new Facebook followers since the last evaluation back in April.
  • Twitter – McDonough also added the most new Twitter followers since the last evaluation.
  • Ruppersberger holds a significant follower advantage on both Facebook and Twitter.
  • Other outreach – I did not find any other forms of outreach from these candidates.

I am not reporting the engagement numbers in June. Let’s be honest…this is the slow part of the campaign season and I expect numbers to be lower overall for many candidates. I will start reporting engagement numbers in August and continue updating those numbers through the General Election. In August I will start picking an online outreach leader in each race.

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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