South Florida chosen as site for final debate of 2012 presidential campaign

By Anthony ManOctober 31, 2011 06:18 PM

One of the biggest single events of the 2012 presidential campaign will take place in Boca Raton – just 15 days before Election Day.

The last of three presidential debates is set for Lynn University, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, announced Monday.

“We’re fired up. We’re so excited,” said Robert Watson, a political scientist at Lynn. “It looks like the road to the White House … Read more

The 140-Character Campaign: Which GOP Candidate Is Winning at Social Media?

By Amy Bingham, The Note – ABC News

Can a presidential candidate win an election 140 characters at a time? In this digital age, they sure are trying.

Whether it is a promoted tweet, a YouTube video or a Google search ad, presidential campaigns have infiltrated social media in unprecedented ways this election cycle.

“It would be crazy for a campaign, speaking … Read more

How Campaigns’ Use of Facebook Data Might Change the 2012 Election

By Nick Judd | techPresident

More than in any other race to date, Americans may experience the 2012 presidential election through precisely targeted phone calls, visits, tweets and Facebook posts — messages not from the candidates themselves, but from their own politically active friends.

If those messages come, they won’t be random. As campaigns become more savvy about their data on supporters and voters, they are also becoming more and more sophisticated … Read more

Google to launch YouTube Politics


Google-owned YouTube is launching a special site Thursday that it hopes will be a one-stop online spot for political junkies to watch the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The site, YouTube Politics, will include videos from the candidates’ official YouTube channels and a mix of videos produced by media outlets … Read more

On Twitter, House GOP has edge over Democrats


WASHINGTON – Republicans have a 48-seat majority in the House. But on Twitter, they have a much bigger edge. Since 2007, Republicans have sent twice as many tweets as Democrats.

A Republican, Sen. John McCain of Arizona (SenJohnMcCain) is the most followed senator on Twitter. About 1.73 million people have specifically selected to track McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

Among … Read more