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Beyond the election: Third-party candidates and social media

Libertarian Gary Johnson will not win the presidency tonight, but he does have a fair number of fans on social media.

On by Justin Franz

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Long-shot presidential candidates continue on Facebook and principle

Buddy Roemer, Fred Karger and Gary Johnson remain active online, but their support is fading. 

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Can social media save Buddy Roemer?

The former Louisiana Governor needs to gain 5,000 supporters in the next three days to qualify for the online primary hosted by American Elect. 

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Buddy Roemer drops GOP for independent presidential campaign

The former Louisiana governor’s been a Democrat. He’s been a Republican. Now he’s running as the Twitter candidate.

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In Google+, a political Bizarro World

On Google’s social network, the horse race gets just plain weird.

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Tweeting the State of the Union

Hashtags provided a real-time account of the President’s speech.

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The week’s best in Reddit Q&As

Reddit’s live-interview session is quickly becoming a forum for political debates, but there were plenty of fun alternatives this week too. 

On by Kevin Morris

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Upvote: This week on Reddit, politics and 2 billion pageviews

Reddit hits two billion pageviews and people—notably politicians—show respect by using the community as a platform.

On by Kevin Morris

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No debate invite, no problem: Buddy Roemer turns to Reddit

The former Louisiana governor and congressman became the latest politician to turn Reddit’s live-interview section into a social soapbox. 

On by Chase Hoffberger

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Reddit Digest: January 6, 2012

Reddit’s live-interview sessions can be a great way to build political buzz—if you’re not competing in a seperate thread with a verified, former crack whore. 

On by Kevin Morris

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Buddy Roemer tweets win more followers than votes

The long shot GOP candidate may not have much money, but he does have a sense of humor. And on Twitter, that counts for a lot.

On by Chase Hoffberger

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Presidential long shot Buddy Roemer defies odds on Twitter

Buddy Roemer’s Twitter feed may read like a stand-up comedy routine, but the former Louisiana governor’s intentions for the GOP are no laughing matter.

On by Chase Hoffberger

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Campaigns turn to promoted tweets

Politicians are increasingly using promoted tweets to draw voters.

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GOP long shots take to social media

Longshot candidates reach out to the masses through  social media.

On by Justin Franz

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