Daily News header

Snitker Ignored by Mainstream Media, Uses Twitter, Social Media to Reach Voters

Edited By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze

The race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat has been a top national news story lately. But despite all his efforts, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alexander Snitker has had little success attracting the attention of the mainstream press. That may soon change thanks to new data from a respected web site monitoring company, which reveals that Snitker is a political heavyweight on the Internet.

According to Alexa Internet, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Snitker's official website had more visitors in the last three months than the official websites of rival candidates Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek, beating out all but Marco Rubio's official site.

Snitker2010.com has seen its traffic increase by 2800%, and this impressive upward trend is an indication that the campaign has gone viral in a big way. If traffic to his website continues to increase at this pace, it could overtake Rubio as the as the most popular of all the Senate candidate websites within a few weeks.

What is most shocking is that Snitker has been virtually ignored by the major media. On an average news day, the other leading Senate candidates enjoy a 200-to-1 advantage over Snitker in media coverage. "Rubio, Crist and Meek got more mainstream media attention this morning alone than Alex has gotten in the entire campaign," said Daryle Hamel, Snitker's marketing director.

But his staff of volunteers have managed their grass-roots campaign accordingly, using the web and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to their advantage. "We knew that the media would ignore us in the early going," said Adrian Wyllie, Snitker's media director. "We have limited financial resources, but we have an army of volunteers willing to spread our message of liberty and Constitutional principles. Apparently, it's working."

Not surprisingly, Snitker's message of smaller government, and more individual freedom, has gotten the attention of groups such as the Campaign for Liberty and 912 movements. He has been a frequent speaker at tea party meetings and rallies throughout the state.

Unlike his rivals, Snitker is a political newcomer who supports Congressional term limits. He is a proponent of citizen-legislators, and takes a hard stance against career politicians. "There is a two-party political class in Washington who have become rulers - instead of temporary representatives of the people - and that must change," said Snitker. "This data shows that the Americans will seek out liberty candidates, even when the newspapers and cable news shows are doing their best to ignore them."

Perhaps it's fitting that the libertarian approach to government so closely mirrors the Internet, where limited central control allows surfers to follow their own path and chose their own destination. That seems to suit Alex Snitker just fine.

Click here to Follow Alex Snitker on twitter

Contact: Adrian Wyllie
Media Director, Snitker for Senate 2010
727-403-7735
Email: adrianwyllie@gmail.com
Website: Snitker 2010

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Scammers are luring victims in with the promise of a $200 Kroger gift card. To get the gift card, victims must give up personal information and sign up for an expensive service.
Andrew Lincoln, playing Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead Season 5, talks to Russell W. Dickson about the action, the family and the fans.
The Bipolarized documentary creates awareness of blind spots and pitfalls plaguing traditional mental health care so more informed decisions can be made.
The US is making progress to combat food insecurity. In 2013, the Feed the Future initiative helped nourish more than 12.5 million children.
As the seminar Cleaner Green: Understanding Low Carbon Development in India - was over on 16 September, I returned to my home city Guwahati to a massive flood in Assam and neighboring Meghalaya days after.
One man ran for his life, but Kangbura Terang and Biren Kathar fell prey to the irate tiger, both gained lesions to their face, limbs and abdomen.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site