And the winner is ...
Murphy knew he was behind (despite getting a re-tweet from Mia Farrow) and tweeted this:
5 minutes and counting! Call your mom! Shout to your neighbor! Need a few more followers to win bet for charity w Himes.The prize is 10,000 cents (paid by the loser to a charity of the winner's choice) and competition was bitter. Well, sort of..
Last hours of my fight with Murphy for new followers. He's up by exactly 1 person. Help me bring 10k cents into CD4 with some new followers!But in the end, Murphy won, by a fair shot.
Here were the standings on Monday.
Today, the standings were...
Which puts Murphy on top by eight followers, with 442 to Himes' 434. (Murphy's count was a bit different. He tweeted that he had won 452-430.) Congrats!
And the 10,000 cents go to... The New Britain Spanish Speaking Center. And Himes concedes:
Reviewed hanging chads with FL, appealed to #SCOTUS, but for good of the country, I concede that @ChrisMurphyCT edges me out.#wellplayedBut wait! Controversy arises, courtesy of Wall Street Journal reporter Shelly Banjo:
Showing up on Promoted Twitter accounts is @ChrisMurphyCT, suggesting Mr. Murphy paid for the promotion @jahimes is that against the rules?
Fun contest w @jahimes. I'm donating 10,000 cts to @HabitatCFC anyway. Great cause. Join me athttp://www.habitatcfc.org."To which Himes replied, "Me, too."