Posted by: Debby Durkee | January 24, 2010

Republicans won the Internet in MA race.

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Republicans won the Internet in MA race.

The GOP had conceded the Internet to the Democrats over the past couple of elections, but whether they wanted it or not, the bloggers and Internet organizers of the right brought home the election for Scott Brown. The American Thinker has pointed to an article in today’s Washington Post. Here’s one for the home team. From Rick Moran:

Two conservative new media gurus, Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini, have penned an article for the Washington Post in which they point to the innovative web campaign run by Scott Brown to highlight the fact that the GOP has caught up to the left on the internet:

Democratic candidates don’t have a monopoly on online organizing anymore. Brown and his campaign staffers deserve the credit for proving this, but it’s a reason to celebrate for us and our new-media colleagues, too — we’ve been working to get the GOP into the Web era for the past decade. We’ve been laughed out of high-level campaign meetings, told that online budgets are the first thing to go and informed that having a Facebook page is “unpresidential.” And it wasn’t until recently that people stopped asking us to fix their computers.

But we’ve always had faith that the rightroots could organize for victory, as the netroots had on the left. It just needed some nurturing. And now that it’s launched Sen.-elect Brown in Massachusetts, the online-organizing playing field is more even than it’s ever been in the past 10 years of American politics.

Moran notes that in the last week of the campaign, Brown was pulling in $1 million a day. Just another of the lessons Republicans can learn from the Scott Brown race. Read it all here:


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