* The Republican Convention takes place in Tampa, Florida, from August 27th-30th. Unfortunately, Gov. John Kasich will be one of the speakers. In our house, we'll be watching HGTV, Turner Classic Movies, and not the RNC convention.
* According to Venturebeat, there appears to be some fakes out there:
Research has revealed that more than 15 percent of the presidential hopeful’s followers are likely fake and are generated by paid services that artificially inflate social media influence.
The study was conducted by security provider, Barracuda Security, which analyzed about 70,000 fake Twitter accounts, as well as public figures who may be engaging in the shady act of buying followers.
@MittRomney stood out for several reasons: most of the followers are new, the user-base experienced an insane spike of 150,000 followers on a single day in July, and 1 in 4 of the politician’s followers have never sent a single tweet.....
That is amazing! Fifteen percent of Romney's Twitter followers are fake! HA!
>>>> Open Secrets has posted the following about the Sherrod Brown vs. Josh Mandel campaign on their disclosures:
Quality of Disclosure
Sherrod Brown (D)
Josh Mandel (R)
How is it possible that the Mandel campaign has "no disclosure" on more than 25% of his contributions? What is Josh Mandel hiding?