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November 21, 2014

Rob Bishop Still Not Sold on Twitter

Sure, his office signed him up for the rapid-fire status sharing service more than four years ago. And he definitely gets updates when others drop his name in the Twittersphere.

But no one can make Rep. Rob Bishop actually broadcast a single character.

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Of the 520-odd politicians (a roster that includes aspiring as well as sitting lawmakers) we follow on the micro-blogging platform, the Utah Republican has the unique honor of being the only person to never post a single thing — no tenuous “here we go,” or even an investigatory “testing” — to an active account.

Which makes perfect sense, since it’s really just a placeholder.

“It’s used as a reference point and that is why I initially set it up,” Bishop communications director Melissa Subbotin told HOH.

She explained that registering his name was more about playing defense (“Wanted to make sure someone didn’t take the handle and begin tweeting as though they were Rob,” she shared) than staking out a cyber soap box.

“Twitter just isn’t his thing. Maybe someday that will change but for now, that’s where we are,” she said.

Till then, Subbotin continues to manage the virtual real estate. She currently has Bishop plugged into the feeds of nearly two dozen House and Senate Republicans — including most of the Utah delegation (We’re sure you’ll make the cut one day, Rep. Chris Stewart!).

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Subbotin also made sure the boss follows her, as well former aide Fred Ferguson, who recently left to serve as chief of staff to fellow Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz.

Meanwhile, here are the 15 other pols that rarely cause ripples in our Twitter stream:

Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla.

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Author/former FLOTUS/presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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House majority leader-slayer Dave Brat

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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.

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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.

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Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.

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Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas

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Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill.

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas

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Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La.

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Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif.

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Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich.

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

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Rep. Gary G. Miller, R-Calif.

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Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-Ky.

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