Or: 2010 Australian Federal election notes (August 13, 2010). Well, brief notes, anyway, and relating only to the seat of Melbourne.
So, last time I checked (July 19), in the race between Adam Bandt (Greens) and Cath Bowtell (Labor), Bandt had 895 followers on Twitter, while Cath Bowtell had 162; 2,540 people liked Adam Bandt on Facebook, while 265 people liked Cath Bowtell. A month later, Bandt has 1,475 followers on Twitter, while Bowtell has 370. 3,299 people like Bandt on Facebook, while 493 people like Bowtell.
More worryingly, for Labor, are the odds on Centrebet:
On the other hand, Greens candidate’s old law firm backs Labor’s Bowtell (David Rood, The Age, August 13, 2010). And if the law-talking guys put their money where their mouth is, the odds are sure to shift decisively in the ALP’s favour.
See also : Doorknocking in Melbourne, Part 2: Cath Bowtell presses the flesh, Andrew Crook, Crikey, August 13, 2010 | Battle for Melbourne: Labor scrambling for union cash in Greens fight, Andrew Crook, Crikey, August 10, 2010 | Knock knock, Greens’ calling: Door knocking in Melbourne, Andrew Crook, Crikey, July 29, 2010.