Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and other online communities with user generated content are the de facto stumps for every political movement’s speech, especially when in person communication is limited due to our current global health crisis.
Twitter in particular offers a voice for politicians. Users can communicate in the form of comments, likes and tweets that create instant feedback and conversation.
With a highly contested election cycle right around the corner, it is more important now than ever to be in the know about the messages that are being communicated by those running for office in your state. Knowing how difficult it is to stay on top of all the various candidate’s Twitter accounts, SpeakEasy has streamlined this process for you.
The SpeakEasy team has created four separate Twitter lists of candidates that are running for state offices in the upcoming 2020 election. A Twitter list
is a curated selection of accounts by following these lists, you’ll be able to easily narrow down your Twitter feed to California candidates for the State Assembly and State Senate!
Here’s links to our four Twitter Lists
🔵 Democratic Candidates for 2020 CA State Assembly
🔴 Republican Candidates for 2020 CA State Assembly
🔵 Democratic Candidates for 2020 CA State Senate
🔴 Republican Candidates for 2020 CA State Senate
Because SpeakEasy is a political agency for the left, we want to make sure that Dems in California have the opportunity to see what talking points the opposition (Republicans) are using on Twitter. By following the lists, you will be able to stay on top of the narrative that is being pushed by your opposition and how that message is being absorbed and responded to.
Using the lists above keep an eye out for your oppositions ratioed tweets because a ratioed tweet is a huge opportunity for candidates to grab some viral fame. A ratioed tweet occurs when the replies to a tweet outnumber the number of likes or retweets. The rule of thumb is if the replies to the retweet ratio is 2:1 the tweet was negatively received and presents an opportunity for you to counter with a hot take and wit.
Here is an example of Republican Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado getting ratioed in a tweet responding to the confirmation of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: