Twittered Away

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The much-hyped social-stalking service Twitter has been a bust when it comes to following candidates. The missives you haven’t been missing:

Obama (5,493 followers)
“In Atlanta: had a great event with Usher and Dominique Wilkins. Fired Up!”

Edwards (3,852 followers)
“Wasn’t Elizabeth great on Larry King last night?”

Thompson (768 followers)
“Going home to Tennessee on Tuesday to see good friends, beautiful hills, and maybe
mamma’s home cooking.”

Paul (351 followers)
“You did it!…We raised over $5 million!”

Biden (91 followers)
“Trying to get Pres. Bush to save troops’ lives in Iraq by deploying more ied-resistant vehicles.”

Dodd (93 followers)
“D-O-D-D. What’s that spell? president!”

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Which is also a pretty great way to describe Mother Jones' mission: People coming together around the truth to hold power accountable.

And right now, we need to raise about $400,000 from our online readers over the next two months to hit our annual goal and make good on that mission. Read more about the information war we find ourselves in and how people-powered, independent reporting can and must rise to the challenge—and please support our team's truth-telling journalism with a donation if you can right now.

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