After nearly 13 hours with no bathroom break, Sen. Rand Paul ended his dramatic filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination last night. The filibuster dominated social media, sending #StandWithRand and other topics trending throughout the evening.
So, how many Twitter followers did Paul gain? He started off with 96,720 followers.
— Tyrone Gayle (@TyroneGayle) March 7, 2013
— Angela Mitchell (@armitchell) March 7, 2013
— Jeneva Lynne (@Jenevalynne) March 7, 2013
— Yaakov Schapiro (@YaakovSchapiro) March 7, 2013
Evidently an epic filibuster is worth even more than Rubio’s “career-ending” water sip.
— Tom Rotunno (@TomRotunno) March 7, 2013
Thursday morning, Paul is at 138,190 followers and counting. Not bad for a day’s filibuster.