Today, it’s not only enough to hold a press conference to announce your election plans, as candidates discover – you’ve got to tweet it too!
Gov. Corbett kicked off his re-election bid Wednesday with a live event, and he tweeted that decision too simultaneously
“I am running for Governor of Pennsylvania!” — Governor Tom Corbett #pagov
— Tom Corbett (@CorbettforGov) November 6, 2013
This is a far time from the earlier days of election announcements, when candidates had to wait until the next day’s paper or until a post on a website could confirm their campaign.
Now, it’s instantaneous.
I would watch for more and more of this as time goes by.