There is a certain rock star quality to this story.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D – OH) finished in the top 5 in a social media contest between Democratic politicians on the Hill. In the House “race” she placed #3 behind Jared Polis (CO) and Puerto Rican delegate Pedro Pierluisi, who came in #1. Of the 280-plus Democrats in the House and Senate, Rep. Fudge came in #4 behind Sen. Nancy Pelosi (CA).
The Democrats’ “Member Online All-Star Competition” began on June 7 and lasted two weeks. The aim of the competition was for members to add as many new Facebook fans, Twitter followers and YouTube subscribers as possible. The competition also came on the heels of Republicans’ competition, where Rep. John Fleming (LA) took first prize (an iPhone).
A recent Mother Jones article says “only 34 percent of Democratic House members were on Facebook and only 20 percent had hit Twitter.”