Candidates – Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District – July Technology Outreach Scorecard

MD03 Candidates

No big changes here in MD03. This is a pretty simple update looking at who is adding the most new followers over the past month. Interested in the June evaluation? CLICK HERE. Now on to the review…

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)

Candidate

Facebook Followers

Twitter Followers

John Sarbanes

6,084 (+265)

2,114 (+30)

Mark Plaster

3,961 (+479)

919 (+16)

Notes:

  • There is one additional candidate running (Nnabu Eze – Green Party). I have still not found a website for this candidate but I did find a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Nnabu-Eze-for-Congress-Maryland-3rd-District-476682352533832/ – he is up to 85 followers now (that is 5 more than last month).
  • Sarbanes added the most new Twitter followers over the past month and continues to hold a follower advantage on both Facebook and Twitter.
  • Plaster added the most new Facebook followers over the past month.
  • Other Outreach: (Overall minimal)
    • Sarbanes lists YouTube (no new videos in over 4 months) and LinkedIn on his campaign website.
    • Plaster only lists Facebook and Twitter on his campaign website…but I know he has an Instagram account but there have been no posts in the past month – maybe they have quit using that platform for outreach…not sure. The campaign also has a YouTube page but no new videos in the past 3 months.

I am not reporting the engagement numbers in July. 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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