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RPV is hoping to tweet, facebook and blog its way to success

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Day two of the Republican Party of Virginia is ready to get underway Saturday, with fights for the lieutenant governor, attorney general and party chairman expected. 

On Friday, I took an in-depth look at how the Republicans are hoping to take advantage of social media and the internet to help their candidates. I spoke to Midlothian’s Mickey White, the writer of the conservative blog withbias.net. She had a seat along the special “bloggers row” set up by party officials. 

I also got an assessment on the Republican’s efforts from a Democratic political internet veteran, Ben Tribbett, from the popular Not Larry Sabato blog. Tribbett is actually in Richmond for the Republican event and had some terrific insight as to the progress the opposite party is making. 

You can find my story from Friday night after the jump. Check back often today for updates on the progress of the RPV Convention and I will have a complete wrap up tonight on NBC12 News at 6.

Written by Ryan Nobles

May 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

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  1. I tried to use the Facebook application on my Apple iPhone 3G Saturday inside the convention and it wasn’t working. It worked just fine on Friday in the same section (24L), so it did not look good when I tried to show fellow convention attendees how “with it” RPV has become by firing up the iPhone FB app, only to see it freeze up and fail every time I tried. Not the best foot forward.

    Fred M.

    May 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm


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