Tuesday, December 1, 2009

State government candidates use Obama's campaign practices

State political candidates have collected donations and campaigned through the World Wide Web for years, but now social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, are taking over the campaign trail.

The trend comes in part from President Obama's campaign, which took his message directly to voters, according to Michael Cheney, a senior fellow at the Institute of Government and Politics at the University of Illinois. Cheney's comments were featured in a November 30, 2009, article in the Chicago Tribune.

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