Jan Drago Campaign Starts Early On Twitter
Seattle Councilmember Jan Drago may not be officially announcing her Candidacy for the Mayor of Seattle until Tuesday after the three-day Memorial Day weekend, but that still didn’t stop her campaign from gearing up with tests of their new @JanDrago4Mayor twitter feed Friday afternoon. The ‘test tweets’ posted to a brand new account around 6-7 pm Friday, just as the general media was going into a 3-day slow-news-slumber.
With this crazy weekend ahead of us, surely nobody would notice that ‘Councilmember’ Drago, who as of a week ago has only “filed a C-1 candidate registration form for a an (sic) Exploratory Committee for Mayor with the PDC and Ethics and Elections.” Seattle Times had released a short blurb two hours earlier saying Drago was going to announce her candidacy on Tuesday at the Seattle Art Museum, by the Hammering Man. This location would make sense for the Councilwoman to announce her candidacy since Drago is known for pushing forward pro-business initiatives and ‘supporting the worker’, for whom the Gotham City-like Hammering Man was commissioned to celebrate.
However, with a four-days-early account registration and the postings of her campaign twitter feed to the public sphere, Jan Drago has not only managed to upstage herself, but through a technicality has announced her Candidacy for Mayor via Twitter. It’s a stretch, I know, but aren’t you supposed to announce you’re running before putting out campaign content? With her new twitter feed already following close to 50 people, Jan Drago is already public with her intention to run for Mayor.
Johnathon Fitzpatrick can be contacted at 678-485-4609
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