Ranking All 100 U.S. Senators on Twitter

Last week we ranked the top ten and bottom ten U.S. Senators on Twitter. Today, we have releasing the full rankings. Here they are.

Ranking U.S. Senators on Twitter

1. John McCain (R) – Senior Senator | Arizona


Followers: 1,794,093
Tweets: 4,295
Mentions in 24 hours: 401
Twitter handle: @SenJohnMcCain





2. Bernie Sanders (ID) – Junior Senator | Vermont


Followers: 128,225
Tweets: 5,207
Mentions in 24 hours: 177
Twitter handle: @SenSanders 





3. Claire McCaskill (D) – Senior Senator | Missouri


Followers: 83,023
Tweets: 2,409
Mentions in 24 hours: 143
Twitter handle: @ClaireCMC





4. Chuck Grassley (R) – Senior Senator | Iowa


Followers: 61,616
Tweets: 2,313
Mentions in 24 hours: 406
Twitter handle: @ChuckGrassley





5. John Cornyn (R) – Junior Senator | Texas


Followers: 33,845
Tweets: 7,929
Mentions in 24 hours: 186
Twitter handle: @JohnCornyn





6. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) – Junior Senator | New York


Followers: 53,955
Tweets: 3,572
Mentions in 24 hours: 102
Twitter handle: @SenGillibrand





7. Jim DeMint (R) – Junior Senator | South Carolina

Followers: 147,007
Tweets: 1,403
Mentions in 24 hours: 1,800
Twitter handle: @JimDeMint





8. Orrin Hatch (R) – Senior Senator | Utah 


Followers: 35,170
Tweets: 2,819
Mentions in 24 hours: 70
Twitter handle: @OrrinHatch





9. Lindsey Graham (R) – Senior Senator | South Carolina


Followers: 25,608
Tweets: 2,819
Mentions: 70
Twitter handle: @GrahamBlog





10. Chuck Schumer (D) – Senior Senator | New York


Followers: 41,887
Tweets: 1,636
Mentions: 85
Twitter handle: @ChuckSchumer




11. Richard Burr (R) – Senior Senator | North Carolina


Followers: 15,528
Tweets: 3,866
Mentions: 114
Twitter handle: @SenatorBurr




12. Roy Blunt (R) – Junior Senator | Missouri


Followers: 20,460
Tweets: 2,069
Mentions: 110
Twitter handle: @RoyBlunt

13. Rob Portman (R) – Junior Senator | Ohio


Followers: 22,460
Tweets: 1,662
Mentions: 118
Twitter handle: @RobPortman


14. Mark Warner (D) – Junior Senator | Virginia


Followers: 34,665
Tweets: 1,896
Mentions: 38
Twitter handle: @MarkWarner



15. Rand Paul (R) – Junior Senator | Kentucky


Followers: 68,542
Tweets: 653
Mentions: 202
Twitter handle: @SenRandPaul


16. Mark Udall (D) – Senior Senator | Colorado


Followers: 17,532
Tweets: 2,113
Mentions: 65
Twitter handle: @MarkUdall




17. Tom Coburn (R) – Junior Senator | Oklahoma


Followers: 54,274
Tweets: 680
Mentions: 141
Twitter handle: @TomCoburn



18. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) – Senior Senator | Texas


Followers: 14,859
Tweets: 2,494
Mentions in 24 hours: 59
Twitter handle: @KayBaileyHutch





19. David Vitter (R) – Junior Senator | Louisiana


Followers: 16,808
Tweets: 2,723
Mentions in 24 hours: 37
Twitter handle: @DavidVitter 





20. Mike Lee (R) – Junior Senator | Utah


Followers: 14,688
Tweets: 1,764
Mentions in 24 hours: 142
Twitter handle: @SenMikeLee





21. Barbara Boxer (D) – Junior Senator | California


Followers: 20,362
Tweets: 902
Mentions in 24 hours: 202
Twitter handle: @SenatorBoxer






22. Al Franken (DFL) – Junior Senator | Minnesota


Followers: 106,832
Tweets: 1,144
Mentions in 24 hours: 21
Twitter handle: @AlFranken





23. John Kerry (D) – Senior Senator | Massachusetts


Followers: 50,797
Tweets: 486
Mentions in 24 hours: 316
Twitter handle: @JohnKerry





24. Harry Reid (D) – Senior Senator | Nevada


Followers: 74,760
Tweets: 127
Mentions in 24 hours: 527
Twitter handle: @SenatorReid





25. Bob Menendez (D) – Junior Senator | New Jersey 


Followers: 21,220
Tweets: 1,915
Mentions in 24 hours: 21
Twitter handle: @SenatorMenendez





26. Dick Durbin (D) – Senior Senator | Illinois


Followers: 20,035
Tweets: 1,449
Mentions: 43
Twitter handle: @SenatorDurbin





27. Pat Toomey (R) – Junior Senator | Pennsylvania


Followers: 15,053
Tweets: 1,063
Mentions: 123
Twitter handle: @SenToomey






28. Scott Brown (R) – Junior Senator | Massachusetts


Followers: 23,630
Tweets: 510
Mentions: 77
Twitter handle: @USSenScottBrown




29. Jeff Merkley (D) – Junior Senator | Oregon


Followers: 15,055
Tweets: 844
Mentions: 64
Twitter handle: @SenJeffMerkley

30. Barbara Mikulski (D) – Junior Senator | Maryland


Followers: 13,288
Tweets: 1,499
Mentions: 37
Twitter handle: @SenatorBarb



31. Joe Lieberman (ID) – Senior Senator | Connecticut


Followers: 28,172
Tweets: 724
Mentions: 18
Twitter handle: @JoeLieberman



32. Mark Kirk (R) – Junior Senator | Illinois


Followers: 13,240
Tweets: 1,943
Mentions: 17
Twitter handle: @SenatorKirk



33. Kay Hagen (D) – Junior Senator | North Carolina


Followers: 10,705
Tweets: 1,679
Mentions: 48
Twitter handle: @SenatorHagan




34. Kelly Ayotte (R) – Junior Senator | New Hampshire


Followers: 12,877
Tweets: 1,211
Mentions: 60
Twitter handle: @KellyAyotte



35. Jeff Sessions (D) – Junior Senator | Maryland


Followers: 13,765
Tweets: 1,248
Mentions: 38
Twitter handle: @SenatorSessions





36. Ben Cardin (D) – Junior Senator | Maryland


Followers: 12,276
Tweets: 1,411
Mentions: 41
Twitter handle: @SenatorCardin

37. Mark Begich (R) – Senior Senator | Alaska


Followers: 9,201
Tweets: 2,296
Mentions in 24 hours: 27
Twitter handle: @SenatorBegich





38. Chris Coons (D) – Junior Senator | Delaware


Followers: 9,104
Tweets: 2,950
Mentions in 24 hours: 22
Twitter handle: @ChrisCoons





39. Patty Murray (D) – Senior Senator | Missouri


Followers: 8,915
Tweets: 1,298
Mentions in 24 hours: 109
Twitter handle: @PattyMurray





40. Richard Lugar (R) – Senior Senator | Indiana


Followers: 14,844
Tweets: 1,370
Mentions in 24 hours: 15
Twitter handle: @SenatorLugar





41. Lisa Murkowski (R) – Senior Senator | Alaska


Followers: 13,811
Tweets: 1,597
Mentions in 24 hours: 7
Twitter handle: @LisaMurkowski





42. Bob Corker (R) – Junior Senator | Tennessee


Followers: 11,911
Tweets: 705
Mentions in 24 hours: 109
Twitter handle: @SenBobCorker




43. Mitch McConnell (R) – Senior Senator | Kentucky


Followers: 7,003
Tweets: 1,572
Mentions in 24 hours: 356
Twitter handle: @McConnellPress





44. Susan Collins (R) – Junior Senator | Maine 


Followers: 20,271
Tweets: 541
Mentions in 24 hours: 26
Twitter handle: @SenatorCollins





45. Bill Nelson (D) – Senior Senator | Florida


Followers: 26,270
Tweets: 352
Mentions: 21
Twitter handle: @SenBillNelson





46. Jim Inhofe (R) – Senior Senator | Oklahoma


Followers: 13,138
Tweets: 507
Mentions: 71
Twitter handle: @JimInhofe






47. Amy Klobuchar (DFL) – Senior Senator | Minnesota


Followers: 12,618
Tweets: 875
Mentions: 31
Twitter handle: @AmyKlobuchar






48. Tom Harkin (D) – Junior Senator | Iowa


Followers: 8,266
Tweets: 1,525
Mentions: 34
Twitter handle: @SenatorHarkin

49. John Boozman (R) – Junior Senator | Arkansas


Followers: 10,914
Tweets: 783
Mentions: 31
Twitter handle: @JohnBoozman



50. Ron Johnson (D) – Senior Senator | Oregon


Followers: 9,657
Tweets: 604
Mentions: 65
Twitter handle: @SenRonJohnson




51. John Thune (R) – Junior Senator | South Dakota


Followers: 27,354
Tweets: 359
Mentions: 4
Twitter handle: @JohnThune



52. Frank Lautenberg (D) – Senior Senator | New Jersey


Followers: 8,888
Tweets: 1,384
Mentions: 24
Twitter handle: @FrankLautenberg




53. Daniel Inouye (D) – Senior Senator | Hawaii


Followers: 8,287
Tweets: 2,100
Mentions: 5
Twitter handle: @Daniel_Inouye


54. Mike Crapo (R) – Senior Senator | Idaho


Followers: 1,270
Tweets: 8,682
Mentions in 24 hours: 68
Twitter handle: @MikeCrapo





55. Sherrod Brown (D) – Senior Senator | Ohio


Followers: 23,981
Tweets: 31
Mentions in 24 hours: 20
Twitter handle: @SenSherrodBrown





56. Lamar Alexander (R) – Senior Senator | Tennessee 


Followers: 9,293
Tweets: 446
Mentions in 24 hours: 64
Twitter handle: @SenAlexander





57. Dan Coats (R) – Junior Senator | Indiana


Followers: 6,543
Tweets: 922
Mentions in 24 hours: 78
Twitter handle: @SenDanCoats






58. Jon Kyl (R) – Junior Senator | Arizona


Followers: 11,985
Tweets: 146
Mentions in 24 hours: 62
Twitter handle: @SenJonKyl





59. Marco Rubio (R) – Junior Senator | Florida


Followers: 8,393
Tweets: 747
Mentions in 24 hours: 26
Twitter handle: @SenRubioPress





60. Dean Heller (R) – Junior Senator | Nevada


Followers: 7,171
Tweets: 1,915
Mentions in 24 hours: 9
Twitter handle: @DeanHeller





61. Michael Bennet (D) – Junior Senator | Colorado 


Followers: 8,140
Tweets: 557
Mentions in 24 hours: 51
Twitter handle: @SenatorBennetCO





62. Patrick Leahy (D) – Senior Senator | Vermont


Followers: 8,004
Tweets: 1,173
Mentions: 19
Twitter handle: @SenatorLeahy





63. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) – Junior Senator | Rhode Island


Followers: 7,421
Tweets: 724
Mentions: 46
Twitter handle: @SenWhitehouse






64. Joe Manchin (D) – Junior Senator | West Virginia


Followers: 7,046
Tweets: 662
Mentions: 67
Twitter handle: @Sen_JoeManchin




65. Ben Nelson (D) – Senior Senator | Nebraska


Followers: 10,188
Tweets: 724
Mentions: 7
Twitter handle: @SenBenNelson

66. Jay Rockefeller (D) – Senior Senator | West Virginia


Followers: 6,894
Tweets: 1,924
Mentions: 5
Twitter handle: @SenRockefeller


67. Dianne Feinstein (D) – Senior Senator | California


Followers: 8,011
Tweets: 443
Mentions: 62
Twitter handle: @SenFeinstein



68. Ron Wyden (D) – Senior Senator | Oregon


Followers: 11,109
Tweets: 487
Mentions: 12
Twitter handle: @RonWyden



69. John Barrasso (R) – Junior Senator | Wyoming


Followers: 5,723
Tweets: 722
Mentions: 53
Twitter handle: @SenJohnBarrasso




70. Johnny Isakson (R) – Junior Senator | Georgia


Followers: 6,426
Tweets: 799
Mentions: 26
Twitter handle: @SenatorIsakson



71. Jon Tester (D) – Junior Senator | Montana


Followers: 4,658
Tweets: 1,795
Mentions: 9
Twitter handle: @JonTester





72. Mary Landrieu (D) – Senior Senator | Louisiana


Followers: 5,168
Tweets: 727
Mentions: 39
Twitter handle: @SenatorLandrieu



73. Tom Carper (D) – Senior Senator | Delaware 


Followers: 4,663
Tweets: 1,474
Mentions: 14
Twitter handle: @SenatorCarper



74. Bob Casey, Jr. (D) – Senior Senator | Pennsylvania


Followers: 7,505
Tweets: 318
Mentions: 32
Twitter handle: @SenBobCasey


75. Richard Blumenthal (D) – Junior Senator | Connecticut


Followers: 6,221
Tweets: 1,064
Mentions in 24 hours: 10
Twitter handle: @SenBlumenthal





76. Debbie Stabenow (D) – Junior Senator | Michigan


Followers: 7,305
Tweets: 388
Mentions in 24 hours: 19
Twitter handle: @Stabenow





77. Saxby Chambliss (R) – Senior Senator | Georgia


Followers: 3,105
Tweets: 327
Mentions in 24 hours: 97
Twitter handle: @SaxbyChambliss





78. Tim Johnson (D) – Senior Senator | South Dakota


Followers: 4,096
Tweets: 876
Mentions in 24 hours: 14
Twitter handle: @SenJohnsonSD






79. Pat Roberts (R) – Senior Senator | Kansas


Followers: 5,175
Tweets: 417
Mentions in 24 hours: 31
Twitter handle: @SenPatRoberts





80. Roger Wicker (R) – Junior Senator | Mississippi


Followers: 8,028
Tweets: 203
Mentions in 24 hours: 10
Twitter handle: @RogerWicker





81. Carl Levin (D) – Senior Senator | Michigan


Followers: 7,147
Tweets: 270
Mentions in 24 hours: 12
Twitter handle: @SenCarlLevin





82. Olympia Snowe (R) – Senior Senator | Maine


Followers: 6,766
Tweets: 217
Mentions in 24 hours: 16
Twitter handle: @SenatorSnowe





83. Richard Shelby (R) – Senior Senator | Alabama


Followers: 6,759
Tweets: 58
Mentions: 25
Twitter handle: @SenatorShelbyPress





84. Tom Udall (D) – Junior Senator | New Mexico


Followers: 4,031
Tweets: 95
Mentions: 55
Twitter handle: @TomUdall






85. Mike Enzi (R) – Senior Senator | Wyoming


Followers: 881
Tweets: 214
Mentions: 73
Twitter handle: @SenatorEnzi




86. Mike Johanns (R) – Junior Senator | Nebraska


Followers: 4,310
Tweets: 139
Mentions: 25
Twitter handle: @Mike_Johanns



87. Jerry Moran (R) – Junior Senator | Kansas


Followers: 2,116
Tweets: 770
Mentions: 1
Twitter handle: @MoranForSenate



88. Mark Pryor (D) – Senior Senator | Arkansas


Followers: 2,662
Tweets: 479
Mentions: 16
Twitter handle: @SenMarkPryor



89. Jack Reed (D) – Senior Senator | Rhode Island


Followers: 2,533
Tweets: 534
Mentions: 12
Twitter handle: @SenJackReed





90. Thad Cochran (R) – Senior Senator | Mississippi


Followers: 1,668
Tweets: 103
Mentions: 42
Twitter handle: @SenThadCochran





91. Kent Conrad (D) – Senior Senator | North Dakota


Followers: 1,081
Tweets: 676
Mentions: 6
Twitter handle: @SenateBudget



92. Jeanne Shaheen (D) – Senior Senator | New Hampshire


Followers: 4,453
Tweets: 113
Mentions: 6
Twitter handle: @JeanneShaheen




93. Daniel Akaka (D) – Senior Senator | Hawaii


Followers: 2,686
Tweets: 361
Mentions in 24 hours: 7
Twitter handle: @SenatorAkaka




94. Maria Cantwell (D) – Junior Senator | Washington


Followers: 3,430
Tweets: 67
Mentions in 24 hours: 6
Twitter handle: @CantwellPress


95. John Hoeven (R) – Junior Senator | North Dakota


Followers: 881
Tweets: 52
Mentions in 24 hours: 23
Twitter handle: @SenJohnHoeven


96. Max Baucus (D) – Senior Senator | Montana


Followers: 443
Tweets: 75
Mentions in 24 hours: 16
Twitter handle: @MaxBaucus


97. Jim Risch (R) – Junior Senator | Idaho


Followers: 0
Tweets: 0
Mentions in 24 hours: 0
Twitter handle: 0





98. Jeff Bingaman (D) – Senior Senator | New Mexico


Followers: 0
Tweets: 0
Mentions in 24 hours: 0
Twitter handle: Not on Twitter





99. Herb Kohl (D) – Senior Senator | Wisconsin


Followers: 0
Tweets: 0
Mentions in 24 hours: 0
Twitter handle: Not on Twitter




100. Jim Webb (D) – Senior Senator | Virginia


Followers: 0
Tweets: 0
Mentions in 24 hours: 0
Twitter handle: Not on Twitter


Methodology 

Data on these rankings was gathered between December 4 and December 6, 2012. Three metrics were considered for each U.S. Senator: total Twitter followers, total tweets the Senator has tweeted, and total mentions on Twitter including the politician’s handle within a 24-hour time period. Each of these three metrics were given a weight. We gave total Twitter followers a weight of 50% significance. We gave total tweets the senator has tweeted a weight of 30% significance. Finally, we gave total mentions within a 24-hour time period a 20% weight. 

Sterling Morris

PoliticIt provides It Scores on political races. An It Score measures a politician’s digital influence. It Scores have correctly predicted more than 700 election outcomes in 2012 with 91% accuracy indicating that digital influence seems to correlate with election results and political performance.


Sterling Morris is a co-founder at PoliticIt. He is the producer of the nation’s first rankings of business schools on social media published by BizEd. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
 


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