Rick Santorum Breaks Twitter Record For Most Talked About Candidate on Super Tuesday

Mitt Romney may have won the most states in Super Tuesday’s 10 primaries, but Rick Santorum stole the show online.

As Santorum took the stage for his election night speech, Twitter exploded with chatter about him.

More than 40,000 tweets — or about 8 percent of all the Super Tuesday related tweets sent out from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday — mentioned Santorum and were fired off between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET during his speech, setting a 2012 election record for the highest spike inTwitter mentions of any GOP candidate, according to analyses by Twitter and the media analytics company Blue Fin Labs.
Santorum also topped the charts as the most-searched candidate on Yahoo Tuesday.

“You consider that politics, particularly in the primary race, tends to be a game of buzz and momentum,” said Twitter spokesman Adam Sharp. “To win an election you want the conversation to be about you.”

But that online buzz was not necessarily a good thing for the candidate. An analysis of Yahoo searches during Santorum’s speech, and corresponding Twitter spike, showed that the majority of the buzz was actually negative.

William Powers, director of the election project for Blue Fin Labs, said Santorum’s Twitter spike was the “highest percentage of clearly negative sentiment than any other candidate got all day.”

Yahoo News Senior Editor Phoebe Connelly, who analyzed the search engine’s Super Tuesday data, said even though Santorum’s campaign has traveled the country for the past eight months, the majority of Yahoo searchers were still trying to find out basic information about the candidate. Most searches were for things like “Rick Santorum bio.”

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By Amy Bingham
@Amy_Bingham
http://abcnews.go.com/


Mitt Romney may have won the most states in Super Tuesday’s 10 primaries, but Rick Santorum stole the show online.

As Santorum took the stage for his election night speech, Twitter exploded with chatter about him.

More than 40,000 tweets — or about 8 percent of all the Super Tuesday related tweets sent out from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday — mentioned Santorum and were fired off between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET during his speech, setting a 2012 election record for the highest spike inTwitter mentions of any GOP candidate, according to analyses by Twitter and the media analytics company Blue Fin Labs.

Santorum also topped the charts as the most-searched candidate on Yahoo Tuesday.

“You consider that politics, particularly in the primary race, tends to be a game of buzz and momentum,” said Twitter spokesman Adam Sharp. “To win an election you want the conversation to be about you.”

But that online buzz was not necessarily a good thing for the candidate. An analysis of Yahoo searches during Santorum’s speech, and corresponding Twitter spike, showed that the majority of the buzz was actually negative.

William Powers, director of the election project for Blue Fin Labs, said Santorum’s Twitter spike was the “highest percentage of clearly negative sentiment than any other candidate got all day.”

Yahoo News Senior Editor Phoebe Connelly, who analyzed the search engine’s Super Tuesday data, said even though Santorum’s campaign has traveled the country for the past eight months, the majority of Yahoo searchers were still trying to find out basic information about the candidate. Most searches were for things like “Rick Santorum bio.” Leer más “Rick Santorum Breaks Twitter Record For Most Talked About Candidate on Super Tuesday”

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Creado por estudiantes de economía de la Georgia State University, el portalwww.theglobaleconomy.com nos permite conocer la realidad económica de una serie de países registrados.

Solo tenemos que seleccionar la región de interés para obtener números, mapas, gráficas con evolución de indicadores y mucha información relacionada con las más diversas categorías.

Podemos usar un comparador que permitirá ver la evolución de ciertas características en los últimos años, teniendo un tremendo valor tanto académico como profesional.

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Creado por estudiantes de economía de la Georgia State University, el portalwww.theglobaleconomy.com  nos permite conocer  la realidad económica de una serie de países registrados.

Solo tenemos que seleccionar la región de interés para obtener números, mapas, gráficas con evolución de indicadores y mucha información relacionada con las más diversas categorías.

Podemos usar un comparador  que permitirá ver la evolución de ciertas características en los últimos años, teniendo un tremendo valor tanto académico como profesional.

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A G.O.P. Leader Tightly Bound to Lobbyists

Representative John A. Boehner arriving for a fund-raiser for Ann Marie Buerkle, a House candidate from New York.

The bill’s passage in the House already seemed inevitable. But Mr. Boehner and his deputies told the Wall Street lobbyists and trade association leaders that by teaming up, they could still perhaps block its final passage or at least water it down.

“We need you to get out there and speak up against this,” Mr. Boehner said that December afternoon, according to three people familiar with his remarks, while also warning against cutting side deals with Democrats.

That sort of alliance — they won a few skirmishes, though they lost the war on the regulatory bill — is business as usual for Mr. Boehner, the House minority leader and would-be speaker if Republicans win the House in November. He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R. J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.

They have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns, provided him with rides on their corporate jets, socialized with him at luxury golf resorts and waterfront bashes and are now leading fund-raising efforts for his Boehner for Speaker campaign, which is soliciting checks of up to $37,800 each, the maximum allowed.

Some of the lobbyists readily acknowledge routinely seeking his office’s help — calling the congressman and his aides as often as several times a week — to advance their agenda in Washington. And in many cases, Mr. Boehner has helped them out.


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Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, center, has used his business ties to become a leading fund-raiser for Republicans.

By ERIC LIPTON

WASHINGTON — House Democrats were preparing late last year for the first floor vote on the financial regulatory overhaul when Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders summoned more than 100 industry lobbyists and conservative political activists to Capitol Hill for a private strategy session.

Representative John A. Boehner arriving for a fund-raiser for Ann Marie Buerkle, a House candidate from New York.

The bill’s passage in the House already seemed inevitable. But Mr. Boehner and his deputies told the Wall Street lobbyists and trade association leaders that by teaming up, they could still perhaps block its final passage or at least water it down.

“We need you to get out there and speak up against this,” Mr. Boehner said that December afternoon, according to three people familiar with his remarks, while also warning against cutting side deals with Democrats.

That sort of alliance — they won a few skirmishes, though they lost the war on the regulatory bill — is business as usual for Mr. Boehner, the House minority leader and would-be speaker if Republicans win the House in November. He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R. J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.

They have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns, provided him with rides on their corporate jets, socialized with him at luxury golf resorts and waterfront bashes and are now leading fund-raising efforts for his Boehner for Speaker campaign, which is soliciting checks of up to $37,800 each, the maximum allowed. Leer más “A G.O.P. Leader Tightly Bound to Lobbyists”