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

MD08

This is a race I am very interesting in following. Raskin has a clear advantage to take Van Hollen’s seat but I like what I am seeing from Cox. He has a big hill to climb but there is a lot of time between now and November. Interested in the June evaluation? CLICK HERE

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

(D) Jamie Raskin: https://jamieraskin.com/

(R) Dan Cox: http://www.coxforcongress.org/

(L) Jasen Wunder: No Website Found

(G) Nancy Wallace: www.nancywallace.us

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

Candidates

Facebook Followers

Twitter Followers

Jamie Raskin  4,751 (+89)  4,618 (+103)
Dan Cox  516 (+74)  154 (+69)
Jasen Wunder 325 (+46)  260 (+20)
Nancy Wallace  285 (+266) 31 (+12)

Notes:

  • Raskin – Added the most new Twitter followers of all candidates over the past month. Raskin also continues to hold a significant online outreach advantage over all other candidates in MD08.
  • Cox – Added respectable numbers of new followers on Facebook and Twitter over the past month. One piece of advice I can provide – follow more people and companies on Twitter within your district. It can only help with your online outreach on that platform.
  • Wunder – Still no official campaign website (disappointing). Added an OK number of new followers over the past month.
  • Wallace – Lead all candidates by adding over 260 new Facebook followers. The Twitter account is still very lacking in adding new followers…one recommendation: unlink your Facebook and Twitter accounts. HERE IS WHY

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

Social Media Management

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