So we’re not quite a week into the four-person race but I thought it might be interesting to assess the one thing that each campaign has done really well in my view.
Cam – on the day he announced, he also launched a site that was comprehensive and fully formed in terms of policy and vision statements.
Ryan – I suspect I’ll hear about this from at least one other campaign but I’d argue that Ryan is winning the social media game so far in terms of amount of coverage, reach of coverage, and once again using innovative technologies. Ryan’s was the only campaign to live stream his launch as far as I know (a mixed success as the audio quality wasn’t great but I hear the video was awesome!) but allowing over one hundred people from across Saskatchewan and beyond to hear what he had to say. Ryan has also leapt to the top of the Facebook “Likes” race with 763 as I type this (as compared to 537 for Wotherspoon, 521 for Broten, and 452 for Weir.)
Trent – his was the only one I attended in person but by most accounts, Trent’s launch event was, by far, the best of any of the candidates
Erin – has put the topic of a ban of corporate & union donations on the radar, impacting not only the #skndpldr race but the wider political narrative in Saskatchewan in a way that none of the other candidates have yet done.