Obama aide's 'chimichanga' comment creates a stir
February 15th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama aide's 'chimichanga' comment creates a stir

(CNN) - A tweet that borrowed a line from a Washington Post opinion writer landed President Barack Obama's campaign manager in a Republican hot fryer Wednesday.

Jim Messina quoted the Washington Post's Dana Milbank directly via his twitter account.
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Filed under: President Obama • Twitter
Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse
January 12th, 2012
11:49 AM ET
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Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama has officially joined the millions of people around the world who tweet.

Her handle, @MichelleObama, will be managed day-to-day by the Obama 2012 campaign, and like her husband's account, most of her tweets will be generated by the campaign staff. The tweets she personally sends will be signed with a "-mo" at the end.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Twitter • White House
Follow CNN's coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Twitter LIVE
January 3rd, 2012
01:54 PM ET
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Follow CNN's coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Twitter LIVE

(CNN) - Want to follow all the CNN anchors, correspondents and staff covering tonight’s Iowa Caucuses? Simply follow the master Twitter list 'CNN Iowa Caucuses' here: @CNNPolitics/cnn-iowa-caucuses

Here are the individuals, follow them on Twitter as well:

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Twitter
Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare online
January 2nd, 2012
11:34 PM ET
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Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare online

(CNN) - In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.

On the eve of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the first official contest of this year's presidential campaign, we take a look at how the seven Republican hopefuls are presenting themselves in the digital world of social media.

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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Twitter
Murdoch tweets support for Santorum
January 1st, 2012
04:20 PM ET
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Murdoch tweets support for Santorum

(CNN) - In one of his first ever tweets, media mogul Rupert Murdoch offered praise for Rick Santorum on Sunday, just two days before the Iowa caucuses.

"Good to see Santorum surging in Iowa. Regardless of policies, all debates showed principles, consistency and humility like no other," Murdoch wrote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Santorum • Rupert Murdoch • Twitter
Rep. Ron Paul's American Idol vote
December 29th, 2011
10:47 AM ET
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Rep. Ron Paul's American Idol vote

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul captured the vote of an American Idol early Thursday when winner Kelly Clarkson tweeted her support for her fellow Texan's candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

"I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance," she said in a tweet too long to fit within the social media site's 140 character limit. "If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • Texas • Twitter
Gingrich: Twitter followers aren't fake
August 3rd, 2011
04:03 PM ET
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Gingrich: Twitter followers aren't fake

(CNN) - Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, whose Twitter follower count far exceeds those of any other Republican candidate, denied claims Wednesday that the campaign had inflated its numbers by buying followers through a purchasing service.

"Any accusation of the kind is a lie, a smear and unsubstantiated," R.C. Hammond, spokesperson for Gingrich, said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Twitter
President's Twitter campaign back-tweets
July 29th, 2011
07:25 PM ET
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President's Twitter campaign back-tweets

Washington (CNN) – It's hard to explain it in 140 characters or less. President Obama's re-election Twitter account lost thousands of followers Friday after his 2012 campaign tried to use the social media site to turn up the heat on Republicans over the debt ceiling.

The account, @BarackObama, sent out scores of tweets Friday listing the Twitter handles for dozens of GOP members of Congress.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama • Twitter
Huntsman spox calls out Romney spox
July 22nd, 2011
10:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman spox calls out Romney spox

(CNN) - Jon Huntsman's spokesman took to Twitter Friday to needle GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney.

Tim Miller sent this message to Romney's spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom: "@EricFehrn spoxing for @MittRomney in '02 called Grover's pledge "gov't by gimmicry." Harsh. Why the change of heart? http://bo.st.q2cZaO
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • Twitter
GOP hopefuls to Twitter debate after early snafus, confusion
July 20th, 2011
10:21 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP hopefuls to Twitter debate after early snafus, confusion

Washington (CNN) – Getting politicians to keep their answers short is tough. On Wednesday, six of them will be forced to by the confines of Twitter.

In what's being billed as "groundbreaking," six of the 10 major Republican presidential candidates will participate in a Twitter presidential debate. They will answer questions in 140 characters or less. That, of course, is the maximum number of characters allowed per tweet. Organizers of the debate say they will allow the candidates to type multiple tweets - but that short answers are still encouraged.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Herman Cain • Michele Bachmann • Newt Gingrich • Thad McCotter • Twitter
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