There was the barn jacket. And the truck. Few can forget the Cosmo spread. Now, he is making news with Tweets.
A recently released analysis of social-media use by members of Congress found that the Bay State's own Senator Scott Brown is among the top 10 most popular Twitter users on Capitol Hill.
Brown ranks fifth overall with 24,833 followers. In first place is Arizona Senator John McCain, who has a whopping 1.7 million followers.
Brown's Tweets are fairly run-of-the-mill ("I will be watching the #RedSox game tonight in Boston," and "Here is my full op-ed that appears in the WSJ today on a nuclear free Iran http://bit.ly/djpRdz #masen #iran"), but they are generally more personal than those from many politicians, whose accounts are used by staffers to send out press releases.
The analysis, by Washington, D.C., public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, found that 62 percent of lawmakers have Twitter accounts, and interestingly, more Republicans than Democrats can be found in the Twittersphere. They also have more followers, on average.
The top 10 Tweeters: @ScottBrownMA, @SenJohnMcCain, @johnboehner, @JimDeMint, @clairecmc, @EricCantor, @Boxer_2010, @MicheleBachmann, @reppaulryan, and @ChuckGrassley.
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