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Top Virginia Politicos Twitter Followers: Help “Crowdsource” This

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Here’s the start of a Twitter list of Virginia politicos. I’d suggest we “crowdsource” it, as I’m sure I forgot a bunch (also, this was just a quick start at it). Please leave your suggestions in the comments section and I’ll keep adding more. My view is that Twitter – for all its flaws – is an essential communications tool these days, particularly for following and reaching leading politicians, journalists and “influencers.”

UPDATE Sunday AM: I should have said this at the outset, but this list can’t possibly be all-inclusive, or it will be endless. For instance, should every local candidate be included? There are a LOT of those. So…probably going to have to cut this off soon.

Sen. Tim Kaine: 990k followers
Sen. Mark Warner: 438k followers
Fairfax County School Board Member Ryan McElveen: 309k followers
Governor of Virginia account: 150k followers
Professor Larry Sabato: 143k followers
Former Rep. Bob Goodlatte: 132k followers
Former Rep. Tom Perriello: 101k followers
Del. Danica Roem: 79.4k followers
Ralph Northam: 75.1k followers
Rep. Don Beyer: 67k followers
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe: 65.8k followers
Dominion Energy: 59.4k followers
Rep. Gerry Connolly: 47k followers
Former gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie: 41.7k followers
Sen. Dick Black: 39.7k followers
Abigail Spanberger personal/political account: 38.1k followers
Mark Herring personal/political account: 35.3k followers
Justin Fairfax personal/politikcal account: 34.3k followers
Del. Lee Carter: 33.8k followers
Rep. Bobby Scott: 32.5k followers
Del. Chris Hurst: 31.7k followers
Democratic Party of Virginia: 30k followers
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell: 29.7k followers
PW County Board Chair Corey Stewart: 28.1k followers
Rep. Rob Wittman: 27.6k followers
Sabato’s Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik: 27.2k followers
Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb: 26.5k followers
Fairfax County School Board candidate Karl Frisch: 24.7k followers
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney: 23.8k followers
Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli: 22.8k followers
Jennifer Wexton: 22k followers
Del. Nick Freitas: 20.1k followers
LG Justin Fairfax’s Comms Director Lauren Burke: 18.9k followers
LG Justin Fairfax: 18.1k followers
VA House Dems: 17k followers
Former Rep. Dave Brat: 16.5k followers
VA GOP: 15.7k followers
Former Rep. Scott Taylor: 15.5k followers
UVA Center for Politics: 14.9k followers
John Fredericks Radio: 13.9k followers
RTD political reporter Jeff Schapiro: 13.7k followers
Rep. Abigail Spanberger account: 12.7k followers
Elaine Luria personal/political account: 12k followers
Rep. Jennifer Wexton account: 11.9k followers
Ben “Not Larry Sabato” Tribbett: 11.9k followers
Former Rep. Barbara Comstock: 11.6k followers
Clean Virginia Exec. Director Brennan Gilmore: 11.5k followers
AG Mark Herring: 11.2k followers
NBC4 NoVA Bureau Chief Julie Carey: 10.4k followers
VA House GOP: 10.1k followers
Former VA10 Dem candidate Lindsey Davis Stover: 9,990 followers
Appalachian Voices: 9,182 followers
VPAP: 9,129 followers
State Sen. Creigh Deeds: 8,547 followers
Del. Mark Keam 8,290 followers
1st CD Democratic candidate Vangie Williams: 8,239 followers
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN): 8,162 followers
Blue Virginia: 7,970 followers
Washington Post reporter Jenna Portnoy: 7,725 followers
RTD political reporter Graham Moomaw: 7,473 followers
Rep. Donald McEachin: 7,423 followers
Sen. Jennifer McClellan: 7,365 followers
Former Virginia LG candidate, radio host Susan Platt: 7,160 followers
WUSA9 Northern Virginia bureau chief Peggy Fox: 7,107 followers
RTD political reporter Patrick Wilson: 6,949
Virginia Chamber of Commerce: 6,904 followers
Del. Kathy Tran: 6,754 followers
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy: 6,731 followers
Sen. Adam Ebbin: 6,580 followers
Former Sen. George Allen: 6,366 followers
WTOP reporter Max Smith: 6,287 followers
Former Virginia LG Bill Bolling: 6,197 followers
Del. Charniele Herring: 6,166 followers
Former LG nominee E.W. Jackson: 6,156 followers
Former 5th CD Democratic nominee Leslie Cockburn: 6,027 followers
State Sen. Scott Surovell: 5,869 followers
Ben Cline: 5,840 followers
Del. Elizabeth Guzman: 5,700 followers
AP reporter Alan Suderman: 5,697 followers
Virginia Mercury reporter Ned Oliver: 5,691 followers
WaPo political reporter Laura Vozzella: 5,676 followers
State Sen. Jennifer Boysko: 5,584 followers
Rep. Elaine Luria: 5,571 followers
Former VA GOP Chair John Whitbeck: 5,554 followers
Former VA10 Dem candidate, current HD40 Dem candidate Dan Helmer: 5,455 followers
lowkell: 5,431 followers
Donald McEachin: 5,374 followers
Former Gov. Jim Gilmore: 5,366 followers
Virginia Sec. Education Atif Qarni: 5,354 followers
Former Del. David Ramadan: 5,206 followers
Progress Virginia: 5,119 followers
House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn: 5,114 followers
Virginia Public Radio reporter Michael Pope: 5,062 followers
Del. Hala Ayala 5,035 followers
Arlington County Dems: 4,975 followers
VA Senate GOP: 4,967 followers
VA Young Dems: 4,954 followers
Virginia AFL-CIO: 4,848 followers
Del. Patrick Hope: 4,827 followers
Fairfax County Dems: 4,802 followers
State Sen. Chap Petersen: 4,781 followers
Former Gov. Doug Wilder: 4,690 followers
Fairfax County Board member John Foust: 4,670 followers
Former House Democratic Leader David Toscano: 4,603 followers
Former Virginia GOP Lt. Governor candidate Pete Snyder: 4,556 followers
Virginia State Senate candidate Yasmine Taeb: 4,536 followers
Bearing Drift blog: 4,487 followers
Former VA06 Dem nominee Jennifer Lewis: 4,419 followers
VA House Democratic Whip Alfonso Lopez: 4,336 followers
Indivisible Virginia: 4,334 followers
RVA Dirt: 4,305 followers
Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton: 4,292 followers
Del. Sam Rasoul: 4,240 followers
Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova: 4,279 followers
Sen. Tim Kaine Comms Director Sarah Peck: 4,240 followers
VA House GOP Caucus Chair Tim Hugo: 4,151 followers
Sen. Tim Kaine Chief of Staff Mike Henry: 4,212 followers
Virginia Mercury: 4,091 followers
Gov. Northam’s Comms Director Ofirah Yheskel: 4,056 followers
State Sen. Jill Vogel: 4,028 followers
Speaker Kirk Cox: 4,026 followers
State Sen. Bryce Reeves: 4,026 followers
State Sen. Barbara Favola: 3,997 followers
Del. Kathleen Murphy: 3,930 followers
2018 First CD Dem nominee Vangie Williams: 3,887 followers
1VA2021: 3,640 followers
Del. Mark Sickles: 3,634 followers
Planned Parenthood Virginia: 3,611 followers
2017 House of Delegates nominee Shelly Simonds – should have been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, hopefully will be starting in January 2020: 3,512 followers
Former Virginia LG candidate, radio host Gene Rossi: 3,506 followers
State Sen. Dave Marsden: 3,503 followers
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson: 3,409 followers
Former Comms Director to Gov. McAuliffe and Gov. Northam: 3,346 followers
State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment: 3,263 followers
Del. Marcus Simon: 3,231 followers
Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz: 3,228 followers
Del. Terry Kilgore: 3,161 followers
Denver Riggleman: 3,093 followers
VA Senate Dems: 3,093 followers
New Virginia Majority: 3,013 followers
State Sen. Lionell Spruill, Sr.: 2,854 followers
Washington Post local politics reporter Patricia Sullivan: 2,781 followers
Senate Dem Leader Dick Saslaw: 2,722 followers
Our Revolution NoVA: 2,719 followers
Del. David Bulova: 2,715 followers
Braddock District (Fairfax) Dems: 2,666 followers
DPVA Chair Susan Swecker: 2,626 followers
Del. Rip Sullivan: 2,594 followers
Del. Karrie Delaney: 2,586 followers
Rep. Denver Riggleman account: 2,586 followers
Clean Virginia Political Director Lizzie Hylton: 2,525 followers
RTD Politics Editor Andrew Cain: 2,513 followers
NARAL VA Board member and Virginia politico Brian Devine: 2,508 followers
Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg: 2,492 followers
Virginia First Lady Pam Northam: 2,468 followers
Chaz Nuttycombe: 2,449 followers
Del. John Bell: 2,339 followers
Del. Debra Rodman: 2,420 followers
Virginia Mercury editor Robert Zullo: 2,383 followers
DNC member from Virginia Frank Leone: 2,370 followers
Del. Michael Webert: 2,342 followers
State Sen. Jeremy McPike: 2,281 followers
State Sen. Rosalyn Dance: 2,274 followers
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Press Secretary Jim Nolan: 2,220 followers
VA Sierra Club: 2,176 followers
State Sen. Mamie Locke: 2,166 followers
WFTV radio reporter: 2,158 followers
Roanoke Times reporter Amy Friedenberger: 2,148 followers
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert: 2,144 followers
Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler: 2,140 followers
VA Ratify ERA: 2,129 followers
WaPo reporter Greg Schneider: 2,104 followers
Del. Wendy Gooditis: 2,087 followers
Fairfax County Board (Springfield district) member Pat Herrity: 2,068 followers
Del. Jeff Bourne: 2,037 followers
VA Tech mom, gun violence prevention advocate Lori Haas: 1,994 followers
Arlington County Board member/former Chair Katie Cristol: 1,980 followers
Virginia Education Association: 1,979 followers
Del. Lamont Bagby: 1,975 followers
State Sen. Louise Lucas: 1,971 followers
Deputy Director for Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Isaac Sarver: 1,957 followers
VA State Capitol reporter: 1,925 followers
Del. Cia Price: 1,918 followers
Del. David Reid: 1,894 followers
Del. Kaye Kory: 1,887 followers
Senior Advisor to House Dem Leader, Adam Zuckerman: 1,878 followers
Rep. Connolly’s former Chief of Staff, candidate in Braddock District (Fairfax County) James Walkinshaw: 1,858 followers
Liberal Women of Chesterfield County founder Kim Drew Wright: 1,809 followers
Virginia Poverty Law Center: 1,806 followers
Fairfax County Dems Exec. Director Frank Anderson: 1,790 followers
Loudoun County Dems: 1,774 followers
Fairfax County Board (Braddock district) member John Cook: 1,757 followers
Bull Elephant blog: 1,767 followers
Del. Jeion Ward: 1,757 followers
Emerge Virginia: 1,742 followers
Speaker Cox Chief of Staff Matthew Moran: 1,701 followers
“Ready for Terry”: 1,694 followers
Del. Ken Plum: 1,668 followers
Daily Press political reporter Dave Ress: 1,658 followers
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran: 1,653 followers
Virginia Mercury reporter Mechelle Hankerson: 1,596 followers
DPVA Vice Chair Gaylene Kanoyton: 1,565 followers
VA Legislative Black Caucus: 1,561 followers
Del. Cheryl Turpin</a: 1,560 followers
Fairfax County Board member Jeff McKay: 1,557 followers
Del. Paul Krizek: 1,553 followers
New Virginia Way President Donte Tanner: 1,542 followers
State Sen. Amanda Chase: 1,534 followers
Del. Lashrecse Aird: 1,521 followers
Fairfax County School Board member Dalia Palchik: 1,512 followers
Wason Center Director Quentin Kidd: 1,510 followers
Del. Jay Jones: 1,494 followers
Progress Virginia Director Anna Scholl: 1,452 followers
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association 1,438 followers
Del. Mike Mullin: 1,403 followers
Activate Virginia: 1,368 followers
VA Political Memes: 1,364 followers
HD28 candidate Joshua Cole: 1,350 followers
VA Young Dems President Alexsis Rodgers: 1,347 followers
Policy/Research Director for Clean Virginia David Jonas: 1,322 followers
Arlington County School Board member Barbara Kanninen: 1,310 followers
ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastanaga: 1,280 followers
Former VA political reporter, current VHHA Comms Director Julian Walker: 1,272 followers
Daily Press reporter Marie Albiges: 1,267 followers
State Sen. George Barker: 1,222 followers
Coalition for Smarter Growth Executive Director Stewart Schwartz: 1,218 followers
Loudoun County NAACP: 1,203 followers
LiUNA Mid-Atlantic: 1,155 followers
VA Dems Latinos Chair Monique Alcala: 1,153 followers
Wild Virginia: 1,133 followers
DPVA Executive Director Chris Bolling: 1,107 followers
Del. Mark Levine: 1,093 followers
Virginia Democratic Latinos: 1,074 followers
Rob Wittman personal/political account: 1,064 followers
Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randal: 1,035 followers
Del. Ibraheem Samirah: 1,033 followers
Clean Virginia: 1,028 followers
Schar School Dean Mark Rozell: 1,018 followers
Virginia League of Conservation Voters: 1,010 followers
Fairfax County School Board member Pat Hynes: 995 followers
Henrico Dems: 972 followers
Loudoun County Board (Sterling district) member Koran Saines: 937 followers
The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis: 909 followers
Virginia Asian Dems: 845 followers
Fairfax County Board Chair candidate Alicia Plerhoples: 829 followers
PW County Dems: 817 followers
SEIU Virginia 512: 814 followers
Fairfax Dems Chair Dan Lagana: 811 followers
VAPLAN: 786 followers
Fairfax County Board member (Sully district) Kathy Smith: 742 followers
Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey: 782 followers
Wason Center for Public Policy at CNU: 735 followers
Del. Cliff Hayes: 714 followers
Alexandria Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker: 679 followers
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene: 668 followers
Tram Nguyen: Co Executive Director of New Virginia Majority: 663 followers
VA Senate Dems Finance Director Rachel Dyer: 641 followers
Former VA First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe: 639 followers
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Communications Manager Michelle Woods: 626 followers
Indivisible Arlington: 614 followers
VA 10th CD Dems Chair Zach Pruckowski: 579 followers
DPVA Vice Chair for Rules Marc Broklawski: 572 followers
Richmond Free Press: 547 followers
Fairfax County Board member (Mt. Vernon) Dan Storck: 538 followers
Fairfax County School Board candidate Abrar Omeish: 465 followers
DPVA Deputy Political Director Liddy Gallagher: 453 followers
Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s Chief of Staff Abby Carter: 441 followers
VA Senate Dems Caucus Executive Director Kristina Hagen: 431 followers
CCAN Virginia Director Harrison Wallace: 421 followers
DPVA Political Director Shyam Raman: 417 followers
Chesterfield Dems: 407 followers
Legislative and Political Director, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Corrina Beall: 395 followers
SEIU Virginia 512 President David Broder: 389 followers
Virginia Governor Press Secretary Alena Yarmosky: 388 followers
Fairfax County (Springfield district) Board candidate Linda Sperling: 388 followers
Immigrant rights advocate and candidate Irma Corado: 318 followers
PW County School Board Chair Babur Lateef: 296 followers
Rep. Elaine Luria’s Chief of Staff Kathryn Sorenson: 275 followers
Planned Parenthood of Virginia board chair Paulette McElwain: 267 followers
State Senate candidate Nicole Merlene: 265 followers
Fairfax County NAACP President Kofi Annan: 259 followers
Fairfax County NAACP 1st VP Sean Perryman: 246 followers
DPVA Comms Director Jake Rubenstein: 223 Followers
Fairfax County School Board candidate Jung Byun: 222 followers
VA House Dems Comms Director Kathryn Gilley: 113 followers
Fairfax County Board (Providence district) candidate Erika Yalowitz: 109 followers
PW County Board Chair candidate Ann Wheeler: 92 followers
VA House Dems Executive Director Trevor Southerland: 68 followers
Fairfax County Board Chair candidate Tim Chapman: 50 followers
Del. Delores McQuinn: 22 followers