11/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Republicans Dominate Twitter, Accounts Double The Dems'

Nearly twice as many Republicans as Democrats have accounts on the social networking platform Twitter (101 compared with 57), and the GOP dominates Twitter usage by an even wider margin, according to a report released this week by the Congressional Research Service that analyzed two weeklong periods in July and August. During those spans, congressional Republicans posted 932 messages -- or tweets -- compared with 255 for Democrats, CRS analysts found.

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