I was very disappointed when slated GOP 7th Congressional candidate Carlos May lost to four-time loser Marvin Scott. However, since I don't know much about the man, I've been trying to get to an event of his. Well, Marvin Scott must have better things to do, because he sure isn't on the campaign trail.
According to his website, events are "Coming Soon!". His website mentions he is also on Flickr and Youtube, but it just links back to GoMarvin.com. The section he has on the issues is surprisingly thin for someone who has run multiple campaigns for the same seat, and gives no clear solution on what Scott supports, but rather, what he's against.
His Twitter page hasn't been updated since late March and has a pathetic fourteen followers. Included in the followers are Executive Director of the Marion County Democratic Party Adam Kirsch, a Carlos May supporter, and yours truly. Missing from the followers list is a single member of the mainstream media, as well as Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party Tom John.
The person who maintains his Facebook campaign page seems to be the most frequent commenter as well as contributor, and a good chunk of the Wall posts seem to be duplicates.
Some might say I'm being harsh on Scott's campaign, that it hasn't really even begun yet. And Carson's own page doesn't have any events listed either. But Carson is the incumbent in a majority-Democrat county. Marvin Scott has run and lost this race before. He needs to hit the ground running, and he needed to do that a month or two ago.
UPDATE: I sent an e-mail to the Marvin Scott campaign inquiring about future events. I'll report back their response if I receive one.
UPDATE II: Wilson Allen found this Craigslist post asking for volunteers for the Scott campaign.