Californian Announces 10th District Candidacy Via Twitter

Posted March 23, 2009 at 2:22pm

Democrat Adriel Hampton used Twitter to announce his campaign to succeed Democratic Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher in California’s 10th District.

Hampton, a municipal investigator for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, used the online tool to reach supporters, asking them to spread his announcement via the Web.

“If we can trend #gov20 and #CA10 today, we get national press,” Hampton tweeted Monday, encouraging users to create discussion threads.