The Spin Factor

Midterms or Bust

The Pittsburgh shooting has shaken the nation, but lawmakers’ most-popular tweets this week are about the midterms.

Despite the recent news of the Pittsburgh shooting and pipe bombs, Congress is continuing to focus its Twitter conversation on next Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Of the five congressional tweets with the most retweets over the past week, three are related to the upcoming election. The top tweet, by a large margin, is from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) encouraging people to go out and vote. The second most-popular tweet was from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) responding to President Trump’s Tweet saying that Republicans will protect Americans with pre-existing conditions and encouraging his followers to “vote Republican.” The fifth most-popular tweet was from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) discussing the midterm election ballot.

Only time will tell how voters respond on Tuesday, but for now, Congress is rallying for a Nov. 6 showdown.