How many twitter followers does it take to run for President?

How many twitter followers does it take to run for President? This interesting feature on the National Journal shows how the once marginal role of social media in election campaigns has become hugely prominent:

Democrats

Hillary Clinton: 883,292 Facebook likes, 3.6 million Twitter followers, 119,000 Instagram followers, and 25,273 YouTube subscribers

Bernie Sanders: 545,897 Facebook likes, 60,700 Twitter followers, 9,634 Instagram followers, and 1,669 YouTube subscribers

Martin O’Malley: 70,822 Facebook likes, 74,500 Twitter followers, 1,517 Instagram followers, 539 Youtube subscribers, and Snapchat

Lincoln Chafee: 7,216 Facebook likes, 16,600 Twitter followers, 93 Instagram followers, and 63 YouTube subscribers

Republicans

Rand Paul: 2 million Facebook likes, 628,000 Twitter followers, 27,200 Instagram followers, 6,352 YouTube subscribers, 1,664 Vine followers, 133,559 Google+ views (account does not give followers), and Snapchat

Ted Cruz: 1.2 million Facebook likes, 415,000 Twitter followers, 7,133 Instagram followers, 5,364 Vine followers, and 22,489 YouTube subscribers

Marco Rubio: 877,283 Facebook likes, 745,000 Twitter followers, 13,000 Instagram followers, 3,726 YouTube subscribers, 212 Pinterest followers, Snapchat, and a Tumblr.

Ben Carson: 1.5 million Facebook likes, 354,703 Twitter followers, 15,700 Instagram followers, 1,371 Vine followers, and 10,693 YouTube subscribers

Carly Fiorina: 3,946 Facebook likes, 670 Twitter followers on her campaign account and 370,000 followers on her personal account, 176 Instagram followers, and 319 YouTube subscribers

Mike Huckabee: 1.7 million Facebook likes, 369,000 Twitter followers, 4,106 Instagram followers, 298 YouTube subscribers, and 76 Google+ followers

Rick Santorum: 261,297 Facebook likes, 232,000 Twitter followers, 2,217 Instagram followers, and 2,992 YouTube subscribers

Lindsey Graham: 113,826 Facebook likes, 18,200 Twitter followers, 638 Instagram followers, 84 Google+ followers

Rick Perry: 1.1 million Facebook likes, 292,000 Twitter followers, 2,458 Instagram followers, 1,029 YouTube subscribers, and Snapchat

George Pataki: 15,585 Facebook likes, 41,900 Twitter followers, 44 Instagram followers, and 103 YouTube subscribers

http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/how-many-social-media-accounts-does-it-take-to-run-for-president-20150612


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