Badlands Blue notes with satisfaction that Mr. Bendo, Sioux Falls landmark and drunk-driving victim, has a greater Facebook following than GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Munsterman.
In that spirit, consider these numbers:
- U.S. House candidate Dr. Kevin Weiland put his Facebook page up on Wednesday. At 06:17 CDT Friday, he has 497 fans.
- Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has two Facebook pages (Congresswoman and just plain Stephanie—the former is more in first person). The latter has been up for at least three and a half years and has 2431 fans. The former: since last year March, 681 fans.
|Candidate||Fans||Apparent Creation Date||Fans per day|
|Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin||681||2009.03.01||1.7|
|Stephanie Herseth Sandlin||2431||2006.09.15||1.9|
|Dr. R. Blake Curd||975||2009.10.01||5.5|
Kristi Noem bragged at the beginning of March about winning the "Facebook primary" with her quick fan accretion. Let's see whether those numbers on both sides have any correlation with results in June.