Mike Allen is the journalist most followed on Twitter by members of Congress

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There's not much overlap in the Top 10 entities that Republican and Democratic members follow on Twitter, according to information compiled by New York magazine's Dan Amira and the firm Twiangulate. But 62.9 percent of members of Congress over all follow The Hill, with Politico a close second at 61.2 percent.

Politico's Mike Allen is the top journalism follow for both Republicans and Democrats. From there, the road branches sharply: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is Democrats' No. 2 follow; Fox News' Chad Pergram holds that spot for Republicans. Nate Silver is Democratic members' No. 12 follow; he does not appear among Republicans' top follows.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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