Congressional Twitter contest gets serious; Murphy pulls out the big guns
For starters, check out this tweet from Murphy this afternoon:
My constituentReally? Mia Farrow?
@MiaFarrow: I'm in a contest with Rep. Himes for most new followers this wk. Need a RT to help the cause.
UPDATE: She re-tweeted it. to all of her 29,760 followers.
But before that, the 5th district congressman and Senatorial candidate sent out a letter to campaign supporters today directly intended to get more followers on Twitter. Here's a sample:
"If you're not already doing so, join me in the conversation and follow my @chrismurphyct account.
Here's a quick sample of the kind of tweets you can expect from me:
* Read my behind-the-scenes journal from my most recent trip to #Afghanistan http://bit.ly/kqQzae
* If CT has to recognize Texas's gun laws, I want them to recognize our marriage laws. #dontmesswithctOn Monday, here's how the two lawmakers stacked up on Twitter:
* #DADT repeal passes House. C'mon Senate - history bends only one way, and never forgets those who were on the wrong side."