10 pols who get the Web

Even though only about half the candidates for Congress have Web sites, some Internet-savvy politicians have created sophisticated home pages.

Of the roughly 700 campaign Web sites out there, many are just electronic mailboxes for donations, but some candidates have come up with innovative features.

The Industry Standard magazine analyzed the database of candidate sites created by the Netelection.org project at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School and found 10 candidates who are on the cutting edge.

Following are the candidates, sites and notable innovations:

Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y. Senate) Hillary2000.org

Kids' section, with a pet photo gallery.

Robin Hayes (R-N.C. House) Robinhayes.com

Excellent event calendar.

George Allen (R-Va. Senate) Allen2000.com

Calculator lets citizens see effects of gas tax.

Dennis Moore (D-Kan. House) Mooreforcongress.com

One of few sites with financial disclosure records.

Rick Santorum (R-Pa. Senate) Santorum2000.org

Detailed current news section; full-text endorsements.

Craig Williams (D-Idaho House) www.Craigwilliams2000.com

Ties Jesse Jackson Jr.'s site for most interior pages (800)

Mike Honda (D-Calif. House) Mikehonda.com

Smart links to outside organizations.

John Ensign (R-Nev. Senate) Ensign4nevada.com

Handy weekly summary of campaign.

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif. Senate) Diannefeinstein.org

Interactive poll that includes candidate's position.

Jo Ann Davis (R-Va. House) Joanndavis.com

Good info on where to vote.

For more Internet economy news, visit TheStandard.com. Story copyright 2000 http://www.thestandard.com The Industry Standard. All rights reserved. Distributed by IDG News Service.


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