iCampaign: Candidates deploy iPhone apps

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“Running for office? You can make an app for that,” Kate Brumback reports for The Associated Press.

“Maintaining a Facebook page and Twitter feed has become standard practice for political candidates seeking to get their message out,” Brumback reports. “And some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make contributions on the go.”

“Doug MacGinnitie, a Republican running to be Georgia’s secretary of state, has an iPhone app that provides information about his campaign and helps supporters donate money,” Brumback reports. “‘I don’t think it’s going to change the course of history, but I’ve gotten comments from people who think it’s cool,’ MacGinnitie said. ‘It reinforces the notion that I come from the business world, which is generally quicker to embrace technology.'”

Brumback reports, “Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who’s running to be the Democratic nominee for governor, has an app that lets people follow her calendar, read news releases, familiarize themselves with her background and make campaign contributions. ‘It shows that our campaign is a modern campaign,’ said Kelliher spokesman Matt Swenson. ‘We’re connecting with people where they are right now through the phones in the palms of their hands.'”

Full article here.

2 Comments

  1. MacGinnitie said. ‘It reinforces the notion that I come from the business world, which is generally quicker to embrace technology.’

    What BS. The business world is NOT generally quicker to embrace technology. Standing in a garage does not make you a mechanic.

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