No big surprises here in the 3rd Congressional District of Maryland. I always knew the would come down to a Sarbanes vs Plaster matchup in the General Election. Plaster has a big hill to climb…here is a little history on how this districted has voted recently:
|2006||John Sarbanes||Democratic||150,142||64.03||John White||Republican||79,174||33.76|
|2008||John Sarbanes||Democratic||203,711||69.66||Thomas E. “Pinkston” Harris||Republican||87,971||30.08|
|2010||John Sarbanes||Democratic||147,448||61.07||Jim Wilhelm||Republican||86,947||36.01|
|2012||John Sarbanes||Democratic||213,747||66.8||Eric Delano Knowles||Republican||94,549||29.6|
|2014||John Sarbanes||Democratic||128,594||59.5||Charles A. Long||Republican||87,029||40.4|
Interested in the last evaluation (from April)? CLICK HERE
The candidates: To see the full list of candidates click here
(D) John Sarbanes: http://www.johnsarbanes.com/
(R) Mark Plaster: http://www.plasterforcongress.com/
The Scorecard: (Click the follower numbers below to view the social media page)
- There is one additional candidate running (Nnabu Eze – Green Party). I have not found a website for this candidate (so not listed above) but I did find a Facebook page for this candidate: https://www.facebook.com/Nnabu-Eze-for-Congress-Maryland-3rd-District-476682352533832/. With only 80 Facebook followers today, I am not listing him on the above scorecard.
- Facebook – Plaster added over 800 new Facebook followers since the past evaluation. A significant advantage over the number of new followers Sarbanes added recently.
- Twitter – Plaster added 80 new Twitter followers since the past evaluation and is outpacing Sarbanes on adding new followers.
- Sarbanes – Continues to hold a total follower advantage on both Facebook and Twitter.
- Other Outreach:
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.