Rand Paul’s Filibuster Nets Him 40,000+ Twitter Followers

    March 7, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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On Wednesday (and into early Thursday), Kentucky Junior Senator Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster – the old-fashioned “talk until you can’t talk anymore” type. Paul, aided by a handful of other Senators, used exactly 12 hours and 52 minutes to delay the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA head. Paul stated that the filibuster was in response to the government’s drone program, specifically a clause that may allow the use of drones on American citizens on American soil.

And he live-tweeted the whole thing.

This, combined with the bevy of news coverage, led Rand Paul to gain an incredible amount of Twitter followers.

But just how many followers has he gained since yesterday? Over 40,000, actually.

TwitterCounter showed just over 96,000 followers for Senator Paul on Wednesday before the epic filibuster began. And as of the writing of this article, Paul has just over 140,000.

If you want to raise your influence on social media, it appears that a two-day filibuster isn’t a bad idea.

  • Karin

    Thank goodness, we have someone who is on our side!! Thank you Ron for doing what the rest of this country also believes in. We need more elected officials to do exactly what you did; fight for what you believe in. This country is going to h-ll and we need to band together and save our country from the ones who want to destroy it!! Thank you!!

  • http://Mabuzi.com Kevin

    Well done Rand Paul its time to form a new party as both Republicans and Democrats are paid by the same bankers.