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Your social media guide to the 2012 General Election

Monday, August 27, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:05 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2012

COLUMBIA — As campaigns heat up in preparation for November's general election, social media figures to play a prominent role as candidates fight for "likes" and "follows."

You can find pictures from the trail on Facebook, press releases on Twitter and political advertisements on YouTube. Of course, how each candidate chooses to use each platform is up to him or her.

If you'd like to use social media to learn more about the candidates, bookmark this page and return through the fall to see your favorite races unfold online.

The Missourian has also put together social media feeds of all the candidates' publicly available Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Click here to subscribe to a news feed featuring every publicly available candidate or campaign Facebook page.

Click here to subscribe to every publicly available candidate or campaign Twitter account.

When you've had enough, you can unsubscribe with one click.

Statewide races

Attorney General

Chris Koster (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 
Flickr 

 

Ed Martin (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

 

Dave Browning (Libertarian)

Campaign website 
Facebook 

 

 

Governor

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 
Flickr 

 

Dave Spence (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

Jim Higgins (Libertarian)

Campaign website 
Facebook 

 

 

 

Lieutenant governor

Peter Kinder (Republican)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

Susan Montee (Democrat)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

Cynthia Davis (Constitution)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

Matthew Copple (Libertarian)

The Missourian could not locate any social media accounts for Copple.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 
Google Plus 
Tumblr 

 

Todd Akin (Republican)

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

Jonathan Dine (Libertarian)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

 

Secretary of State

Jason Kander (Democrat)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

Shane Schoeller (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
Google Plus 
Foursquare 

 

 

Cisse Spragins (Libertarian)

The Missourian could not locate any social media accounts for Spragins.

 

 

 

 Justin Harter (Constitution)

 The Missourian does not have a portrait on file and could not locate any social media accounts for Harter.

 

Treasurer

Clint Zweifel (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
Flickr 

 

 

Cole McNary (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

 

Sean O'Toole (Libertarian)

Facebook 

 

 

 

 

Local Races

4th District U.S. House

Vicky Hartzler (Republican)
Incumbent

Official website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

  

Teresa Hensley (Democrat)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Holbrook (Libertarian)

Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 
Google Plus 

 

 

Greg Cowan (Constitution)

The Missourian could not locate any social media accounts for Cowan.

 

 

 

19th District Missouri Senate

Kurt Schaefer (Republican)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

  

Mary Still (Democrat)

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

44th District Missouri Representative

Ken Jacob (Democrat)

Campaign website 
Facebook 

 

 

 

Caleb Rowden (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
YouTube 

 

 

 

45th District Missouri Representative

Chris Kelly (Democrat)

Official website 
Campaign website 

 

 

 

 

46th District Missouri Representative

Stephen Webber (Democrat)

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
YouTube 
Flickr 

 

Fred Berry (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook
Twitter
 

 


47th District Missouri Representative

John Wright (Democrat)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

Mitch Richards (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

 

50th District Missouri Representative

Caleb Jones (Republican)

Official website 
Campaign website 
Facebook 
Twitter 

 

 

Boone County Northern District Commissioner

Janet Thompson (Democrat)

Campaign website 

 

 

 

Don Bormann (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 

 

 

 

 

Boone County Southern District Commissioner

Karen Miller (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Facebook 

 

 

 

James Pounds (Republican)

The Missourian could not locate any social media accounts for Pounds.





Boone County Administrator

Cathy Richards (Democrat)
Incumbent

Official website 
Campaign website 

 

 

John Sullivan (Republican)

Campaign website 
Facebook 



Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.


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Comments

John Schultz August 27, 2012 | 9:32 a.m.

Y'all might want to look at who you have marked as incumbents (or not) since there are some errors above, and candidate websites are listed as their challengers in at least one place.

With all the money about to roll in from this new 24-hour scheme, I would be happy to point out the errors at my standard rate of $75/hour.

(Report Comment)
Laura Johnston August 27, 2012 | 10:51 a.m.

@John: Thanks for reading. We did update the story and status of a couple of the candidates. Thanks for letting us know about the problem.

Laura Johnston, news editor
Columbia Missourian

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