As the Yellowhammer State prepares for the primary election on Tuesday, there’s no denying social media plays a huge role in how candidates publish and share information.
In the last presidential election, social media was front and center for the candidates as a quarter of American adults reported they went to social media for both news and election information.
With a crowded Republican primary vying to challenge incumbent Doug Jones for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in Nov. there’s no shortage of social media posts. Which begs the question, do the candidate’s social media accounts give a glimpse into how well they might preform on Election Day?
Here’s a look at the social media following of Republican candidates ahead the primary:
- Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
- Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville
- Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne
- Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
- State Rep. Arnold Mooney
- Businessman Stanley Adair
- Facebook: N/A
- Twitter: 90 followers
- Ruth Page Nelson
- Facebook: 55 followers
- Twitter: N/A
The candidates face off in the crowded Republican primary on March 3, 2020.