Here is my second look at the online outreach of candidates running in MD07. I still contend that Congressman Cummings will win this race easily in November. I don’t see a path for any of the other candidates…and I have to admit that the online outreach is pretty limited in 2016 for MD07. That being said…here are the numbers:
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The candidates: To see the full list of candidates click here
(D) Elijah Cummings: www.cummingsforcongress.com
(R) Corrogan Vaughn: http://vaughn4congress.com
(I) Andre Odell Kersey: http://www.kerseyforcongress.com/
(L) Scott Soffen: http://www.whyvotelibertarian.com
(G) Myles B. Hoenig: http://www.hoenig2016.com
The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)
|Candidate||Facebook Followers||Twitter Followers|
|Andre Odell Kersey||
|Myles B. Hoenig||141 (+9)||
- Cummings – BIG, BIG, BIG online outreach advantage with Facebook and Twitter followers. He also added the most new Facebook and Twitter followers over the past month.
- Vaughn – Still no official campaign Facebook page and pretty minimal new adds over the past month on Twitter. The social media links on his website (bottom right side) do not work. The last tweet from the account I am following has back on May 25th…I think he may have unlinked the Facebook account but is no longer posting to that account…UGG!!!
- Kersey – Not a great month on Twitter adding ZERO new followers. That is never a good sign.
- Soffen – No online outreach other than his website…a real missed opportunity to connect with potential new followers.
- Hoenig – added the second most new followers on Twitter over the past month and is the only candidates (other than Cummings) that has an actual campaign Facebook account.
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.