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Michael Brennan

Big Talk: Election Aftermath

Big Talk host Al Brewer and I discuss the results of Tuesday's election, with a focus on the Portland mayoral race and Question One on the statewide ballot.

For the poll numbers we discuss, see these posts over at Down East.

For the full results of the mayoral race, including the IRV rounds, see this detailed spreadsheet courtesy of Jack Woods.

Download the episode here. Subscribe to the podcast here.

Portland Mayor's Race Social Media Standings

Photographer/blogger Corey Templeton of the Portland Daily Photo blog has put together an infographic showing the current Twitter followers and Facebook likes for the fifteen Portland mayoral candidates.

Michael Brennan, David Marshall, and Ethan Strimling all have strong showings, likely due to their high name recognition after having held other political offices.

One surprise is the online strength of Jed Rathband, who has less political experience but is obviously running an engaging social media campaign.

Another is the online weakness of current mayor Nick Mavadones, whom this graph shows to have only 29 Twitter followers and no official Facebook presence.

More at Down East.