CNN's social media guide to the conventions
August 27th, 2012
01:37 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's social media guide to the conventions

(CNN) – The election of 2012 may well be the first truly social election in U.S. political history with voters' voices heard across the internet well before they enter the voting booth. As a result, the national conversation will play a bigger role than ever in the way news organizations such as CNN cover the story.

With the kick off this week of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and next week's Democratic National Convention, CNN presents its social take on the conventions. Consider the following guide an open invitation to participate in the way we cover the events of the next two weeks and the entire general election season to follow.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Twitter
A Romney VP shortlist or just a short list on Twitter?
July 27th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
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A Romney VP shortlist or just a short list on Twitter?

(CNN) – Beth Myers, the woman leading Mitt Romney's running mate search, tweeted a list of names on Friday–all of whom have been speculated as potential VP picks.

The tweets come as a surprising post for a campaign that has been strictly tight-lipped about its search process.

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Twitter
On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney
This graph from the Twitter Counter analytics tool shows a big spike in Romney followers from July 20-23.
July 24th, 2012
12:06 PM ET
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On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney

(CNN) - Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

The Republican presidential nominee's account on the site, which had been gaining followers at a clip of about 3,000 to 4,000 a day, appears to have gained more than 116,000 followers Friday and another 24,000 on Saturday.

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Top 10 tweets from GOP kin
Daughters of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
June 19th, 2012
07:23 AM ET
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Top 10 tweets from GOP kin

(CNN) – In a year dominated by the Republican race for the White House, several kids of GOP politicians have found a voice on Twitter, giving a behind-the-scenes look on the campaign trail or simply standing up for their dads online.

Our list of their top 10 tweets can be found after the jump.
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See the tweets politicians tried to hide
June 8th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
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See the tweets politicians tried to hide

(HLNTV.com) - Two important facts here about modern technology:

1. Once on the Internet, nothing ever truly goes away.

2. Politicians butt dial.

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President Obama tweets his pitch to the public
May 25th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
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President Obama tweets his pitch to the public

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – It was a mini Twitter town hall.

After delivering remarks on his clean-energy policy in Newton, Iowa, President Barack Obama sat down at a laptop and answered a handful of questions on Twitter that had been submitted hours earlier by the tweeting public.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • President Obama • Twitter
Romney adviser leaves campaign amid controversy
May 1st, 2012
05:02 PM ET
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Romney adviser leaves campaign amid controversy

(CNN) – Richard Grenell, who joined Mitt Romney's team as a foreign policy adviser less than two weeks ago, has left the campaign, a spokesman for the likely Republican presidential nominee confirmed Tuesday.

"We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons," campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. "We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill."
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Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags
March 10th, 2012
09:54 PM ET
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Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags

Dothan, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time.

The Republican presidential candidate doesn't have as much money to spend on television advertising as his counterparts, but Gingrich is devoting considerable resources to maximize his online presence.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Facebook • Newt Gingrich • Twitter
Follow CNN's coverage of Super Tuesday on Twitter LIVE
March 6th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Follow CNN's coverage of Super Tuesday on Twitter LIVE

(CNN) - Want to follow all the CNN anchors, correspondents and staff covering Super Tuesday? Simply follow the master Twitter list "CNN Super Tuesday" here: @CNNPolitics/cnn-super-tuesday

CNN LIVE: Tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. for live coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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On-message with social media? Good luck with that
March 3rd, 2012
07:13 PM ET
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On-message with social media? Good luck with that

Cincinnati (CNN) - Mitt Romney had a mutiny on his hands. Not with his staff but with his embeds.

The hardworking, 20- and 30-something off-camera network news reporters who chronicle Romney's every public utterance had decided on a plan: They would band together and confront the candidate working the rope line, mini-cams in hand, with the hopes of forcing Romney to comment on the Rush Limbaugh controversy.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rush Limbaugh • Twitter
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