Candidates – Maryland’s 4th Congressional District – October Technology Outreach Scorecard

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25 days until MD04 residents choose their new member of US Congress. Which candidates are doing the best with online outreach? Here are the numbers…

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)

Candidate

Facebook Followers

Twitter Followers

Anthony Brown

17,949 (+2)

3,927 (+14)

George McDermott

n/a (bad link)

104 (-4)

Kamesha Clark

64

544 (+36)

Notes:

  • Brown – last tweet was on August 31st. That is not good. He has been much more active on Facebook but that is not attracting new followers to the account.
  • McDemott – Almost no online outreach efforts from this candidate. I still in shock that he won the GOP nomination. The website issues reported last month have not been corrected.
  • Clark – Has an actual Facebook page now with 64 followers. She added the most new Twitter followers and is the only candidate active on that platform.

(NOTE – no engagement evaluation of this race. There just is not enough outreach to warrant this type of evaluation. I am also not picking an online outreach leader this month.)

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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