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September 16, 2014

Pound for Pound, Mark Udall Is a Twitter Beast

Sure, he may be lagging behind social-media darlings Sen. Marco “Watergate” Rubio, R-Fla., and GOP filibuster twins Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas — each boasting about 436,000 followers, 250,000 followers and 161,000 followers, respectively — in terms of online adulation.

But Colorado Democrat Mark Udall proved Friday that he knows how to cram a whole lotta attention-getters into 140 characters:

Whereas most pols appear satisfied with sneaking one, two or, every once in a blue moon, a trio of hashtag threads into their average Twitter missive, Udall managed to shoehorn in an unprecedented half-dozen potentially trending topics into his denunciation of a potential government shutdown.

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