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In the Twitterverse, Republicans Are King

They may be in the minority, but Republican members of Congress far outnumber Democrats on Twitter. They’re also more active, tweeting about twice as often as Democratic lawmakers. House Republicans alone make up 50 percent of all tweeting members.

Christian Science Monitor:

Sixty percent of the senators and representatives registered with Twitter are Republican, CRS found. That figure seems even more impressive when you remember that there are fewer of them to begin with.

It’s the House that’s the Twitter GOP hotbed. Fully half of the Capitol Hill Twitterverse is composed of House Republicans. Obviously they’ve got some organized Twitter strategy going on in the GOP caucus.

Is it only Decoder that finds this counterintuitive? It’s Democrats who are the party of young people (who text a lot), and Change, with a capital “C,” and MoveOn, and Web-based fundraising, and so forth.

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