Ahh…the MD04 race…what a mess. I want to start off this posting congratulating “Future Congressman” Anthony Brown on not only his Primary win but also in his upcoming win this November. Not really sure what the GOP was thinking in MD04 but wow they could not have made this much easier for Brown in November. Know, I don’t think any of the GOP candidates could have won but picking McDermott was a really odd choice in my opinion. Let us get on to this review…
The candidates: To see the full list of candidates click here
(D) Anthony Brown: http://anthonybrown.com/
(R) George McDermott: http://georgemcdermott.com/
(G) Kamesha Clark: http://www.kameshaclark.com/
The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)
n/a (personal page)
- McDermott may have some social media outreach but nothing is listed on his official campaign website…so it does not make the scorecard (that is just my rule). While we are on the topic of his website…wow that is a bad website for a candidate for US Congress. Even the Green Party candidate (Clark) looks more professional than this GOP candidate.
- Clark – Glad to see her on social media. A few items of advice, get a REAL Facebook “page” for your campaign account, not a personal account. Also, if you are going to list social media links on your campaign website, be sure to post something to those social media accounts (look at your YouTube channel and Instagram account – no posts there yet).
- Brown – Best advice I can give you is to remain active on your accounts. Be sure your followers know you are out there working for their votes come November.
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.