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McConnell Challenger Lundergan Grimes Uses Facebook to Launch ‘Team Switch’

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Sen. Mitch McConnell‘s main Democratic challenger in the closely watched Kentucky Senate race is using Facebook as part of a multi-platform strategy to unseat the long-serving Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate.

Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign kick-off came last week as expected, with a big splash including the obligatory bus tour, rousing official kick-off speech and ending with a face-off among the candidates at the 133rd Fancy Farm event over the weekend.

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Facebook Is ’800-Pound Gorilla’ In 2012 Elections, Cites ‘CQ Researcher’ Report

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The winners and losers aren’t yet known in the 2012 Presidential Election, but that hasn’t stopped one publication from taking an in-depth look at the candidates’ use of Facebook and many other social media platforms. CQ Researcher recently published a thorough report on this topic, “Social Media and Politics: Do Facebook and Twitter Influence Voters?”

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New Political Ad App From Campaign Solutions Leverages Facebook’s Open Graph Tweaks

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“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.

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Journalists Note Facebook’s Role In 2012 Election

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Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined CNN Political Director Mark Preston for a Facebook Politics Live panel discussing the role that Facebook and other social media channels play in their coverage. The journos were part of a series of live-streamed interviews and discussions from the University of Denver’s DebateFest held before Wednesday night’s first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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How To Veto Political Posts From Your Facebook News Feed

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So you’re not running with Romney or beaming for Barack, and you’re a little sick of seeing all of the political posts on your Facebook news feed. There is a way to block them, without clicking on each one individually. Tech blog Lifehacker illustrates how to remove certain keywords (such as Romney, Obama, Democratic, Republican, etc.) from popping up in the news feed.

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