There's a New Twitter Queen in DC

Ocasio-Cortez has vaulted past top 5 media outlets combined, all other Democrats
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2019 9:42 AM CST
There's a New Twitter Queen in DC
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat representing New York's 14th Congressional District, is joined by Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., left, on the opening day of the 116th Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Any Democrat with their sights set on the Oval Office in 2020 might ask a freshman congresswoman for a retweet. As Axios reports, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has vaulted past all other Democrats in terms of Twitter interactions—effectively "dominating the Democratic conversation." In the 30 days before Friday, the New York Democrat had 11.8 million likes and retweets. That's more than twice as much as next in line Kamala Harris, who had 4.6 million, and some guy named Barack Obama, who had 4.4 million. In fact, that's more than the top five media outlets (CNN, the Hill, ABC News, the New York Times, and MSNBC) combined. Ocasio-Corttez is dwarfed only by Twitter juggernaut @realDonaldTrump, who had 39.8 million. (More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stories.)

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