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Jakarta Post

Legislative candidates prefer to take `door-to-door approach'

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 12 2009   /  02:33 pm

How we campaign: Joe Hansen (second right), a strategic for US President Barack Obama's campaign, explains how Obama won the US election, at a seminar in Jakarta on Wednesday. Looking on are (from left) Daniel Dhakidae, of LP3ES, Ati Nurbaiti of The Jakarta Post and Nur Rachmi of the Frederich Nauman Stiftung. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) legislative candidate Apong Herlina has set up a website, a Facebook profile a blog to garner support for her bid for a seat at the House of Representatives. She admitted her move to use the Internet was inspired by the success of Barack Obama in winning the US presidential election. "But after seeing little public response through Facebook and email, I've gone back to the *door-to-door' campaign approach, visiting people to ask for their support," she told The Jakarta Post on Wedn...