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Thu., June 3, 2010, 9:31 a.m.

Which Party, Pol Uses Cyberspace Best?

Shortly before the primary elections, Dustin Hurst/Idaho Reporter wrote an article re: the use of social media by the various candidates, entitled "Social media shows its negative side in Republican primary." In my opinion, Raul Labrador used the social media better than Vaughn Ward as he tweeted and Facebooked his way to an upset victory in the 1st Congressional District race. Two years ago, I remember explaining cyber world to Jim Risch and his wife after an online interview during the U.S. Senate race w/Demo Larry LaRocco. At the time, Risch and Idaho Repubs didn't know much about blogs and other online media. But they were bugged by the anonymous attacks of bloggers and online commenters.

Question: Which party -- or candidate -- does best in using online media?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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