If Donald Trump showed us anything, it's that you can do a lot of campaigning (and governing) with your thumbs. Twitter, however, clearly isn't for all of Colorado's top politicians.
Leave it to a baseball man to scan the field and pick some winners.
Drew Eayn Creasman, and editor and beat writer on the sports website DNVR Rockies, tweeted out the top four with the most followers the other day after he counted up the followers of a bunch of elected officials, he said.
He tweeted, "A New Challenger Approaches!" in reference to No. 4, University of Colorado scientist Trish Zornio, who has more than 106,200 followers. That's like, incumbent member of Congress strong.
On a technicality, the baseball man takes a walk on missing Gov. Jared Polis. Yes, the official governor's official account has just 34,100 or so followers, but his personal account has more than 77,500 for a total that would bump Zornio back to fifth. Polis seems to use them interchangeably.
But, hey, Zornio ain't the governor. Yet.
Colorado Politics did the counting and came up with this. (The legislature has 100 members, and that would take all night, so tough luck.)
Most followed Colorado politicos
- Sen. Michael Bennet: 298.9K followers
- Former Gov. John Hickenlooper: 165K followers
- Sen. Cory Gardner: 132.2K followers
- Gov. Jared Polis: 34.1K followers + @jaredpolis 77.5K followers
- Senate candidate Trish Zornio: 106.2K followers
Other Congressional members
- Rep. Diana DeGette: 51.6K followers
- Former Rep. Mike Coffman: 41.3K followers
- Rep. Ed Perlmutter: 34.3K followers
- Rep. Ken Buck: 32.9K followers
- Rep. Doug Lamborn: 29.9K followers
- Rep. Scott Tipton: 26.3K followers
- Rep. Joe Neguse: 21.6K followers
- Rep. Jason Crow: 21K followers
Other Senate candidates
- Andrew Romanoff: 15.3K followers
- Stephany Rose Spaulding: 4,369 followers
- Lorena Garcia: 3,497 followers
- Michelle Ferrigno Warren: 1,995 followers
- Diana Bray: 790 followers
- Erik Underwood: 161 followers
- David Goldfischer: 56 followers
City of Denver
- Mayor Michael Hancock: 57K followers
- Candi CdeBaca: 3,282 followers
- Robin Kniech: 2,668 followers
- Chris Herndon: 2,088 followers
- Kendra Black: 1,366 followers
- Stacie Gilmore: 1,318 followers
- Paul Kashmann: 1,196 followers
- Debbie Ortega: 1,145 followers
- Kevin Flynn: 581 followers
- Jolon Clark: 524 followers + @jolonclark 417 followers
- Jamie Torres: 547 followers
- Amanda Sandoval: 470 followers
- Chris Hinds: 357 followers
- Amanda Sawyer: 341 followers