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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gavin Newsom on Facebook

Had a mention by San Francisco Chronicle political columnists Matier and Ross:

Meanwhile, Bob Brigham, who watches such things, reports that Newsom's Facebook Web page just logged in its 5,000th "friend."

Apparently, 5,000 is an astronomical number for a politician's friends list. Although it doesn't approach the numbers logged by Barack Obama (753,347) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (143,827), it's still almost double the registrations of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (2,791) and Barbara Boxer (2,141).

And who was Gavin's 5,000th friend? None other than Chelsea Clinton.

I'd have more to add, but I'm too busy watching such things. Here's the current friends or supporter counts for other elected officials of note:

X - Antonio Villaraigosa
21 - Ron Dellums
26 - Carole Migden
58 - Joe Nation
139 - Chris Daly
533 - Jackie Speier
1,476 - Mark Leno
1,985 - Phil Angelides
2,141 - Barbara Boxer
2,791 - Dianne Feinstein
4,786 - Nancy Pelosi
143,827 - Hillary Clinton
753,347 - Barack Obama

Don't know what's up with Mayor Villaraigosa coming so late to the party. You'd think he'd at least not what to get spanked in the facebook primary in his re-election and definitely not in a contested gubernatorial primary.

-By Bob Brigham


Kari Chisholm said...

Gavin Newsom has 31,291 supporters on his page. As far as I can tell, that's the second-most supporters for any American politician that hasn't run for president or vice-president. (#1 is Bobby Jindal.)

Kari Chisholm said...

Check that. Arnold Schwarzenegger is at 68,274 supporters. But hey, he's Arnold. Some of those are movie fans.