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Harris Takes the Lead … On Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris had the top three tweets last week among confirmed Democratic 2020 presidential candidates. In fact, her announcement that she’s making a White House run had about 3.5 times as many retweets as the next highest confirmed candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had the top three most-popular tweets last week among the confirmed Democratic 2020 presidential candidates. The top tweet from the group was Harris’ announcement that she was officially throwing her hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination. That tweet had 40,000 more retweets than the group’s next most-popular tweet (also from Harris).

Of the eight confirmed Democrats making a White House run, Harris’ announcement on Twitter received by far the most engagement.

Harris’ next-closest rivals received just a fraction of Harris’ engagement, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) announcement receiving 17,504 retweets, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., receiving 5,723 retweets and Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) nabbing 4,162 retweets.

Only time will tell if Harris’ lead on Twitter will translate to the polls.