Forecaster columnist Edgar Allen Beem has been a lightning rod for love/hate letters over past statements. Just look at the recent letters to the Forecaster concerning Beem: “Beem needs a time-out“, “Beem’s ‘satire’ hits the mark“, and “Beem has it all wrong“. Beem’s most recent column is sure to make 16 people very unhappy and one left smiling. (more…)
Not a large change from the previous numbers. Matt Jacobson continues to dominate Twitter in number of followers and massive growth. It looks as though the Jacobson will not be giving up his crown as King of Twitter anytime soon.
Newcomer Rosa Scarcelli make an impressive entrance onto the Twitter field. Scarcelli has come right out of the gate with 130 followers, following 131, and 71 tweets. The puts her at the head of the pack in the Dems and third overall. I’m going to give Scarcelli the “Best Start from a Newbie” award.
Here are the current stats from Augusta Insider:
Independent Alex Hammer (@AlexHammer) is following 401, has 337 followers, and 620 Tweets; -31 Followers.
Democrat Dawn Hill (@DawnHillNow) is following 20, has 12 followers, and 1 Tweet.
Republican Matt Jacobson (@jacobson4gov) is following 695, has 968 followers, and 65 Tweets; +214 Followers.
Republican Les Otten (@LesOtten) is following 0, has 40 followers, and 1 Tweets; +10 Followers.
Republican Bruce Poliquin (@BruceForME) is following 85, has 92 followers, and 110 Tweets; -3 Followers.
Democrat Steven Rowe (@Steven_Rowe) is following 0, has 121 followers, and 5 Tweets; +11 Followers.
Democrat Rosa Scarcelli (@rosascarcelli) is following 131, has 130 followers, and 71 Tweets.
Green Independent Lynne Williams (@Lynne4Governor) is following 11, has 38 followers, and 18 Tweets;+2 Followers.
Augusta Insider points out that Peter Mills and Donna Dion are absent from Twitter at this point. Mills cited a Yahoo News Story (TMT Too Much Twitter?) as evidence for why he avoids Twitter. Probably in jest. I’d be surprised if any serious candidate kept away from Twitter entirely at this point.
A huge hat tip to the Augusta Insider for this post. I was shocked at first, then I laughed, then I got angry, then I stopped being surprised at another politician making a stupid move.
Check out Les Otten’s campaign logo
Oh that’s right. I remember now. Anyone know a good copyright lawyer?
Another Democrat has jumped into battle royal for Maine governor.
Rep Dawn Hill (D) from York has decided to run for governor in 2010. More on her soon.
Also in, former American Ski Co. owner and part owner of the Red Sox Les Otten will hold a conference next Monday announcing an exploratory committee on running for governor. Otten has yet to state if he will run Democrat, Republican, or Independent.
More news as it comes in.