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Saturday, August 5, 2006

Best Campaign Websites, from Politics VT

Posted By on Sat, Aug 5, 2006 at 9:40 AM

The results are in from Vermont's other website contest — Politics VT has ranked this season's best campaign websites.

According to the Capitol Bureau, the grand prize goes to Peter Welch, 1st place to Scudder Parker, 2nd place to Rich Tarrant, 3rd place to Bernie Sanders. The Dems won best political party website.

The Worst Campaign Website award goes to Karen Kerin, who is running for Attorney General. Here's the critique:

An old picture shows what Kerin may have looked like six years agowhen she ran for the US House. The website is a rehash of what she hadin 2004 and the banner is a copy from Jack McMullen's failed US Senatecampaign and website. No real information on the candidate other thanthe fact that she doesn't like how the current Attorney General doesthings. Poor graphic design and an inability for people to contributeonline. Another thing that lower-tier office seekers must realize:Candidates should highlight what the office they are seeking does! Thisgoes for Lieutenant Governor candidates, Secretary of State candidate,State Treasurer candidates and Auditor of Accounts candidates. Somepeople don't know what these offices do and so far — Deb Markowitz andJeb Spaulding are the only websites with information on what theiroffice actually does for the people. There is nothing like that onKerin's website. A website that didn't show very much care and awebsite that shows a campaign that may not get off the ground.

Great job, Cap Bureau. I hope somebody picks this up after you depart in January.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Bio:
Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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