I got an email from a colleague pointing me to the MySpace page of Allan Lichtman, a Democrat running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. This is the first politican I’ve seen with a MySpace profile, although I haven’t looked that hard. With 250,000 new users signing up every day and 66 million total users, I’d look for more politicians to try to tap in to the MySpace phenomenon.

Note: Lichtman (or one of his staffers) was actually logged on to MySpace when I visited and took the screenshot below.

Update: I got an email from a reader and there is another Senate candidate with a MySpace page. Meet Pete Ashdown, who is running against Senator Orin Hatch in Utah.

Update #2 (May 8, 2006): I came across another one. Check out California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides on MySpace.  There is a San Francisco Examiner article about this candidates My Space.

Leave a comment if you know of more.

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Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.