I usually link to the websites of local candidates whenever we have an election. The election this year is still 8 months out, but we already have 5 candidates for governor. They are Benigno Fitial (who has not named a running mate), Juan Pan (who also has not named a running mate), Juan Babauta (with Galvin Guerrero), Heinz Hofschneider (with Arnold Palacios), and Ramon Guerrero (I don't think he's named a running mate, either).
I think Juan Pan is the only candidate with a campaign website so far. He also has a Facebook profile (365 friends!).
Juan and Galvin have a joint Facebook profile (48 friends!) Galvin has a personal Facebook profile, too (456 friends!). Babauta's also on Wikipedia. Feel free to edit it.
Heinz and Arnold have a joint Facebook profile (53 friends!).
Governor Fitial has a Facebook, but I haven't had confirmation that it is actually him (61 friends!). It might be someone posing as him. He has his own Wikipedia page, too. Again, feel free to edit it.
I don't think Ramon Guerrero has anything online at this time.
If I'm missing something, I'd appreciate if you would leave the links in the comments section.
In this age of the Internet, it pays to be online. Many people credit Barack Obama as the first presidential candidate to effectively harness the power of the Internet (Howard Dean did it first, but he lost, so I guess you could say he wasn't that effective).
In this upcoming CNMI gubernatorial race, I predict that the winner will be the candidate who registers the most people to vote absentee. Hundreds of absentee ballot voters were purged from the roles after not voting in last year's delegate election. The Internet will be invaluable in identifying those voters who were purged and those people who have recently left the CNMI.
To this end, at a minimum all of the candidates should have a website with the ability to collect emails, a Facebook profile, a Facebook fan page, a Facebook group, a Myspace profile, a Friendster profile, a Youtube channel, and a Twitter profile. I would consider a blog and a number of website widgets, too.
That is my free unsolicited campaign advice.