McCain Tops 1M Twitter Followers

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 5:04 PM CDT
McCain's Twitter feed.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Sen. John McCain, often ridiculed during last year’s campaign after admitting he was a tech “illiterate,” has passed 1 million followers on Twitter, USA Today reports. “Not too bad for an old guy,” the Republican, 72, said in a statement released by his office. He’s by far the most-followed senator, lapping Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill (28,643) and South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint (22,944).

At 1,000,456 and counting, McCain still has a long haul if he wants to catch the most-followed Tweeter, actor Ashton Kutcher (more than 2.7 million) or the top politician (and 2008 opponent) Barack Obama (better than 1.7 million).