The developers behind election-themed Facebook game Campaign Story say they know how the presidential campaign will end Nov. 6. Based on user data, Campaign Story is declaring President Barack Obama the winner.
Maybe a picture is worth 1,000 words: More creative and visual Facebook posts could be making the difference for one Democratic Utah congressman locked in a tight re-election bid. We’ll soon learn whether his Facebook efforts result in a win on Election Day. As part of our ongoing series examining how campaigns are using Facebook, we spoke to a representative with Rep. Jim Matheson’s campaign to win re-election in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District.
The only debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was a substantive and spirited affair, with supporters on Facebook weighing in on everything from taxes to abortion and from Iran to Libya.
“Where do you see yourself in four years?” That’s the question posed in the first Facebook application for the Ending Spending Action Fund, which pulls Facebook users’ photos to become part of the video, called “The Ad About You.” The final product can be shared across Facebook and other social media channels to demonstrate support for Mitt Romney with friends and followers.
Tuesday marks exactly four weeks until Election Day, and politics junkies on Facebook are taking to the social network to share and comment on the latest news and talk up Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
With Election Day only 40 days away in a cycle that’s been dubbed the first “social” election, campaigns are working overtime to gain an advantage on Facebook in order to motivate supporters and get out the vote.
In the midst of a heated election season and record-low approval numbers for Congress, an under-the-radar congressional caucus focused on changing the tone on Capitol Hill is using Facebook and Twitter in a grassroots and urgent effort to get members to change their attitudes.
In the 24 hours since the video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Florida fundraiser went public, Facebook and social media channels have lit up with feedback about the “47 percent” Romney seems to dismiss.
We recently profiled the race of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in Texas, whose Facebook strategy helped earn him a win in that state’s primary last month. We thought we’d take a look at another grassroots campaign leveraging the social network, this one in Missouri’s large seventh congressional district, featuring political neophyte and Democratic challenger Jim Evans pitted against incumbent GOP Rep. Billy Long.