But we can agree that if a voter opts in to receive email messages from a political candidate or party, they should be able to receive them.
I'll occasionally send out updates (usually about once a month) about my projects, what I'm thinking & writing about, and relevant news.
It’s essential that you keep an open mind. There’s plenty of reason to be skeptical. We know that with new technology, first is not always the answer.
Youngkin’s victory would halt a decade of Democratic gains in a state that has drifted from red to blue at the presidential level, and where Democrats also hold a trifecta in Richmond.
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Eric Wilson, who led digital strategy for Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, said that Mastriano has likely calculated that a social media first strategy is a smarter use of his time, given the storylines the legacy media are pursuing in covering him.
Wilson did say, however, that if Twitter grows its audience significantly under Musk and allows political advertisers to microtarget users in ways Facebook and Google restrict, it could compete with the bigger platforms.
“Twitter has never been a very important platform for contacting voters. It has been a very important channel for shaping narratives and interacting with opinion makers, elites and journalists,” said Eric Wilson, a managing partner of the Startup Caucus, a Republican campaign technology incubator.
“They succeed in getting him banned from the platform insofar as he himself can’t hit send and tweet, but he still drives the conversation,” Wilson said.
In fact, Eric Wilson’s group, the Center for Campaign Innovation, credited an early investment in radio with giving Virginia voters a favorable view of now-Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R).
“TikTok is still in the novelty phase in terms of social media networks for political candidates,” said Eric Wilson, a Republican political technologist.