(Reminder -- this is tonight at 5:30pm! - promoted by Phillip Martin)
State Senator Kirk Watson will host an online video town hall with Bill White on Monday, July 12th at 5:30pm. You can join the conversation yourself, submit questions, and enjoy a high-tech, low-key campaign chat with two of Texas' most prominent Democrats.
In a conference call with bloggers last night, Senator Watson explained his reasons for hosting the event:
"We wanted to spend some time this year to experiment and push to do different things with social media and new media. One of the points we made at the state convention was that in order to win in November, and govern effectively thereafter, we need to continue to build large and responsive online communities."
Both Bill White and Senator Watson have been among the most prolific adopters of new media tools this campaign cycle. White has built a massive Facebook following, more than 2.5 times the size of Perry's, and has organized rapid-response teams to fight back against Perry's attacks. Senator Watson -- already with his successful "Watson Wire" -- has pushed the envelope throughout the campaign season, starting with the Monopoly Busters fundraising drive and continuing with their "Texas Questions" series.
Again -- join the chat next week, Monday, July 12th at 5:30pm.