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Who to Follow on Twitter For Politics

#ElectionDay2012: 26 Political Insiders to Follow on Twitter

After what felt like an eternity of campaigning, Election Day is almost here. As binders full of votes are cast and counted Tuesday, Nov. 6, follow all the action as it happens on Twitter. Get a bird's-eye view of the results with the Twitter #election2012 hashtag, and for an inside look, follow these political insiders for live updates, opinions, analyses, memes, and even election night LOLs.

The Candidates

Continue on for the best journalist and campaign staff Twitter handles for Election Day coverage.

Campaign Staff


  • Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker — The Washington correspondent provides some of the best political quips under 140 characters.
  • Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight — The numbers man at The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog translates the polls, the margins of error, and the voting percentages of the campaign into normal human speak.
  • Brianna Keilar, CNN — The White House correspondent tweets dispatches from the front lines of the POTUS campaign trail.
  • Ezra Klein, Washington PostWaPo's daily Wonkbook newsletter editor is a policy aficionado and knows every campaign issue and the corresponding bills and policies, back to front.
  • Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo — The editor and publisher of the web-native political news, opinion, and analysis machine has a funny bone. His tweets and RTs are guaranteed LOLs.
  • Matt Yglesias, Slate — The blogger is a specialist on this election's most-buzzed-about topic: the economy.
  • Erick Erickson, — The editor in chief of the conservative blog and CNN contributor keeps his thumb on the pulse of the right.
  • Rebecca Kaplan, CBS/National Journal — For a first-person account of all the action on the campaign trail, look no further than @Rebecca_CBSNJ, who is currently covering the Romney-Ryan campaign.
  • Steve Brusk, CNN — The coverage manager for CNN's Political Unit keeps tabs on all of the candidates' media appearances.
  • Liz Heron, Wall Street Journal — The director of social media and engagement is the source for the election's progress on the social media front.
  • Ben Smith, Buzzfeed — The editor in chief of Buzzfeed, the home of all things viral, earned his political cred by becoming a prominent commentator of the 2008 election as a former blogger for Politico.
  • Zeke Miller, Buzzfeed — The politics reporter at Buzzfeed is covering the pop culture political election and linking to articles around the web that'll bring a smile to stony-faced political junkies.
  • The Caucus, The New York Times — These campaign trail reporters have followed the candidates every step of the way. Get news, analysis, video, and live updates from their New York Times blog.
  • Anthony De Rosa, Reuters — Reuters's social media editor, columnist, host of Tech Tonic, and prolific tweeter has been a go-to for live debate analysis, and he will no doubt be a resource as results go live during tomorrow's election.
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