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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010, 10:39 A.M.

Rossi: We’ve still got more Facebook friends

Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi is apparently a HUGE hit on Facebook.His campaign once again has proclaimed his success at getting Facebook "friends" is far superior to that of incumbent Sen. Patty Murray.

Rossi campaign news proclaimed this morning he had 25,276 friends, "more than double Sen. Patty Murray's 11,796 followers." While this is an admirable amount of amicus, one wonders what else the campaign is doing besides counting Facebook friends. As regular readers might recall, Spin Control noted the Rossi campaign was touting its Facebook numbers just under two weeks ago, when it had about 20,000 friends. 

At that time, we felt rather petulant about noting the Rossi campaign Web site really didn't have much to do except watch a video of Dino's campaign entry announcement, sign up for Facebook or Twitter, or donate. No issue statements, no bio, no campaign appearance schedule.

Twelve days later and what's changed on the Web site? Nada.

In other online U.S. Senate campaign news, Clint Didier informed Twitter followers that he's off to the other Washington. "Brings back a lot of old memories. I'm in this to win this." Didier, it should be noted, is likely referring to memories of playing football for the Redskins, not any of that government/political stuff that is currently out of vogue.

For some reason, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was so taken by the Didier whereabouts that it is passing it around, not the Didier campaign.

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