SF Examiner: Los Angeles candidates embrace social media and video for primary election 2010June 2nd, 2010
LA Web 2.0 Examiner
With the California 2010 primary elections less than 1 week away, several of the state, congressional and local candidates are using twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs and e-mail to gain last minute donations and support.
Social media and video while running for office
Mark Reed (@mr4congress), running for the 27th district seat held by Brad Sherman, uses video once you enter his website. He uses Facebook and twitter to gain supporters, list events, list supporters, and let his base know his stand on the tough issues of the day.
Attorney general candidate John Eastman (@Eastman4AG) uses e-mail marketing to garner support. Once on his site, there is Facebook, twitter, YouTube and Flickr (photo sharing) available. He uses Facebook, twitter, and YouTube to gain supporters, list events, list endorsements, share photos and let his base know his stand on the legal issues of the day.
Supporters can gain instant access to the candidates, leaving their comments, thoughts and support for a candidate on their Facebook, twitter, or YouTube site. Supporters can also use their own Facebook, twitter, or YouTube site to show support for a candidate.