Sunday, May 25, 2008

Post Tribune on Jon Costas Campaign

Noted this morning that the Post-Tribune did a short piece on the Costas campaign for Attorney General, and its use of the internet.

Typing the name of Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas into Google will probably bring up more than the most recent news alerts. Costas said last week his campaign has begun using Web sites such as Wikipedia and Facebook to reach out to voters during his nomination bid for Indiana attorney general. "That's the way people are communicating nowadays," Costas said. "It's just a way of connecting with people. It's particularly helpful when you're trying to do it state-wide and you're relatively unknown."

Costas said his campaign decided to use the online resources to compensate for the shorter-than-usual time frame for the race. "We have very little time to tell the people who we are," he said. "This is an unusual race. We have six weeks. We have to find creative ways to tell them who we are and what we are about." Along with a political Facebook profile, which had 214 supporters for Costas on Friday, an article on Wikipedia covers Costas' life, both professionally and personally.

Other great places for online information on Jon Costas:

Jon Costas on Facebook
Jon Costas on Youtube with 8 videos on his ideas for the office
Jon Costas on MySpace
Jon's Journal Blog
Jon's Campaign Site
Porter County Politics
Convention Delegate Center

Northwest Indiana is getting a ton of attention, the next week will be hot. Some of the radical right fringes supporting Greg Zoeller have even bad-mouthed Valparaiso as a way to get at our Mayor.

Some other posts:
Governor Endorses Jon Costas for AG
Costas Endorsed by Governor Daniels
Daniels Endorses Costas, Bennett Howey Politics Indiana
Mitch’s Endorsement of Costas Big NWI News Christopher Hedges
Costas Speaks to bloggers
Our friends over at Reason Bell Society are endorsing Jon Costas for Attorney General. From NWI Reviews

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