Twelve years after Bill Clinton and Bob Dole became the first national candidates to embrace the Internet as a campaign tool, the state-of-the-art Queens Web site has arrived.
Described as “without peer” by The Queens Chronicle, Mr. Nunziato’s Web site, www.tonynunziato.com, features a host of campaign-trail photographs and up-to-date press releases, a clean blue-and-white background, a button that allows contributors to make quick online donations, and, most strikingly, a link to a Facebook group for Mr. Nunziato’s supporters.
The King of Queens e-Politics
Ms. Markey’s online home, which is one of 150 similar pages for Assembly members found on the official State Assembly Web site, assembly.state.ny.us, evokes a simpler time. It displays just one photograph of Ms. Markey, and the most recent press release posted on the site is dated July 25. Anyone wishing to donate money to Ms. Markey’s campaign is required to do it the old-fashioned way, by putting a check in the mail.
Ms. Markey said she believes in “getting your funding from the people who know you directly” as opposed to from what she described as “an unknown quantity out there.”