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The Year's Best Politics on Twitter

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The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

21st

Dr. Bill Smith

Dr. Bill Smith

Ozark Guru: Husband, Grandfather, Veteran, Fiscal, Social, Limited Gov't, Free market, Conservative, Republican, Trad'l Values, Christian, Pro-Life, #TCOT #SGP
Jenn Sierra
Jenn Sierra #shortyawards #politics @arra (Please RT!)
Leslie
Leslie RT @fairtaxnation: #shortyawards #politics @arra
SheridanFolger
SheridanFolger Sheridan Appreciate your support - twitter the following: I vote for a #shortyawards #politics @arra... http://ff.im/-fmOe...
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14 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

22nd

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson

Editor-in-chief of RedState.com. We fight the left and clean up the right.
Mike Bowler
Mike Bowler I vote for @ewerickson for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Conservapedia
Conservapedia I nominate @ewerickson for a Shorty Award in #politics b'cuz no way should stopglennbeck be tied with the awesome #RS
Katy
Katy I nominate @ewerickson for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is most definitely not a leftist loon or Socialist!
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18 votes in politics

23rd

Karoli

Karoli

Married, mom to pug and 3 mostly-grown kids, fighting for health care reform for them. And you.
MissyB
MissyB I vote for @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Joel Sax
Joel Sax I nominate @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #politics because...she researches her positions
Michelle
Michelle I nominate @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #politics because.... she knows what she is talking about.
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16 votes in politics
2 votes in journalist
2 votes in news

24th

Taegan Goddard

Taegan Goddard

Publisher of Political Wire
Tim Chambers
Tim Chambers I nominate @pwire for a Shorty Award in #politics because...great use of both web and social media combined....
brian clare
brian clare I nominate @pwire for a Shorty Award in #politics because it's a damn fine site
Kevin Akins
Kevin Akins I nominate @pwire for a Shorty Award in #politics because...best pol. source, usually fastest to a scoop...top notch.
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13 votes in politics

25th

David Waldman

David Waldman

Contributing Editor, Daily Kos and Congress Matters
Marian
Marian I voted for @KagroX for a Shorty Award in #politics because he calls people out on their BS.
MelissaRyan
MelissaRyan @KagroX and @BarackObama are currently tied for 10th place for the #politics category Shorty Award. Have you voted for Kagro yet?
R Subramanian
R Subramanian I nominate @KagroX for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's witty and very smart.
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13 votes in politics
2 votes in humor
1 vote in blgolits
1 vote in seismology

26th

JDif
Allen Roth
Allen Roth #shortyawards #politics @JDIF b/c I oppose terrorism please vote
David Goder
David Goder #shortyawards #politics @JDIF b/c I oppose terrorism please vote
One Jerusalem
One Jerusalem #shortyawards #politics @JDIF b/c I oppose terrorism please vote
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14 votes in politics
2 votes in p2
1 vote in food

27th

jewess

jewess

KYFHOM
jdamn (kafir kulak)
jdamn (kafir kulak) @thejewess You got it: #shortyawards #politics @JIDF b/c he's against Islamic terrorism http://is.gd/7wyx1
Naomi Litvin
Naomi Litvin @thejewess It's just great what you are doing! I like your style. #shortyawards #politics #JIDF
Ccarter1969
Ccarter1969 RT @GregWHoward: RT @thejewess Can u plz vote (tweet)/get followers to tweet: #shortyawards #politics @JIDF b/c a radical friend of Obama sh
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18 votes in politics

28th

Socialist Worker

Socialist Worker

Daily socialist Web site with news and opinion from the left
Leah Andrews
Leah Andrews I nominate @SocialistViews for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Makeup Mentor
Makeup Mentor I nominate @SocialistViews for a Shorty Award in #politics because...It is the first place I look for struggle news!
Nadine Moawad
Nadine Moawad I nominate @socialistviews for a Shorty Award in #politics because they put out great information about the left
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12 votes in politics
3 votes in news
2 votes in p2

29th

Equipe Twiticos

Equipe Twiticos

Trabalhando p/ moralizar o PERFIL dos Políticos com MANDATO. Cobrando o CARGO, CIDADE, partido(LEGENDA) e colaborando. Na fé de que um Brasil melhor é possível.
Luiza Mara
Luiza Mara RT @pimentelminas: “ RT @Polit009 #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando e autenticando políticos no twitter ) “
Fernando Pimentel
Fernando Pimentel “ RT @Polit009 #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando e autenticando políticos no twitter ) “
DoBem_News
DoBem_News Do nosso amigo @Polit009 > #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando e autenticando políticos no twitter )
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14 votes in politics
1 vote in recomendo

30th

Pres. Clive Davidson

Pres. Clive Davidson

My mind wonders so much that occasionally it will trip over the random junk I leave lying around in my head and land head first in a good idea.
Sean
Sean I vote for @C4Clive for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he takes initiative.
Chelsea
Chelsea I vote for @C4Clive for a Shorty Award in #politics because he does what the people want! :)
Michelle
Michelle I vote for @C4Clive for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he rocks the vote!
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10 votes in politics
1 vote in government
1 vote in egocentric

30th
(tie)

J Street

J Street

We're the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.
Wesley Pinkham
Wesley Pinkham I nominate @jstreetdotorg a Shorty Award in #politics because they are the torch-carrying voice of new zionism.
Daniel Sommer
Daniel Sommer I nominate @jstreetdotorg for a Shorty Award in #politics because they are committed to a just peace AND a safe Israel.
jessebeller
jessebeller I nominate @jstreetdotorg for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
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10 votes in politics
2 votes in nonprofit
1 vote in music

31st

Shoq Value

Shoq Value

I believe in the semantic web. I just don't know what that means.
Christie Silver
Christie Silver I nominate @Shoq for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's ridiculously witty, tirelessly devoted to twitter and #p2
Sharon Gaffney
Sharon Gaffney RT @Beckbasher: I nominate @Shoq for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's a fearless leader of #p2,smart,funny & so good looking htt ...
Lisa B.
Lisa B. I nominate @Shoq for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's a fearless leader of #p2,smart,funny & so good looking
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14 votes in politics
6 votes in humor
3 votes in political
1 vote in kicking
1 vote in culturalinstitution

32nd

Ativistas #VPOLIT

Ativistas #VPOLIT

Perfil é parte do projeto Twiticos. Segui-lo p/identificar sua participação no processo Político no Brasil. Fazemos Contatos via DM com indicados.
Vera Vereadora (PT)
Vera Vereadora (PT) RT @Sangue_Latino: rtdm:@Ativistas #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando, registrando, cobrando e autenticando políticos
Betho com 'th' ...
Betho com 'th' ... rtdm:@Ativistas #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando, registrando, cobrando e autenticando políticos) RT vale 1 voto.
Fabio Gouveia
Fabio Gouveia RT @dacrisduarte: RT @Ativistas #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando, registrando, cobrando e autenticando políticos) R
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13 votes in politics
2 votes in culturalinstitution
1 vote in nonprofit
1 vote in egocentric

33rd

Jordan Raynor

Jordan Raynor

Conservative opinion leader, blogger and strategist at the intersection of politics, media and technology.
Deborah Cox-Roush
Deborah Cox-Roush I vote for @JordanRaynor for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Matthew J. Cochran
Matthew J. Cochran I nominate @JordanRaynor for a Shorty Award in #politics because he rocks the boat.
Michael G De Gruccio
Michael G De Gruccio RT @BryTupper: Everyone: Please nominate @JordanRaynor for a shorty award in the category of #Politics here http://bit.ly/6JpZ...
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13 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in humor
1 vote in burn

34th

Patrick Ruffini

Patrick Ruffini

Strategist / entrepreneur / geek / blogger / dad
mikescully
mikescully I nominate @PatrickRuffini for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
RTpolitics
RTpolitics RT @promobrain i nominate @patrickruffini for a shorty award in #politics because he is prolific...
Mike Freestone
Mike Freestone I nominate @PatrickRuffini for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is prolific...
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11 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

35th

Cristiane Benedicto

Cristiane Benedicto

para descobrir um caminho quantas letras são necessárias neste labiríntico canto que vem da terra e é nosso?
Che-Marie Espinas
Che-Marie Espinas RT @EMarkNelson: RT @PRBamericana: [email protected]EMarkNelson Pode Ajudar danto RT ? #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando e autent
JOEL DOEKA
JOEL DOEKA @PRBamericana RT #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics Seguindo, acompanhando, registrando, cobrando e autenticando políticos) RT vale 1 voto.
Fernando Cunha
Fernando Cunha Com certeza!!!! Sds RT @PRBamericana: [email protected]fhcunha Pode Ajudar danto RT ? #shortyawards @Twiticos #politics (Seguindo, acompanhando e...
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13 votes in politics
2 votes in humor
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in food

36th

jeremy scahill

jeremy scahill

i like turtles. sometimes i write about the mercenary company formerly known as blackwater
Jose J Castillo
Jose J Castillo RT @interjectionist: RT @jeremyscahill Folks, help support @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics http://bit.ly/aLE7...
Carolina Pine
Carolina Pine :-) (& type a reason after because) RT @jeremyscahill Folks, help support @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics http://bit.ly/aLE7...
justicentric
justicentric Yaaay RT @jeremyscahill Folks, help support @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics http://bit.ly/aLE7...
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9 votes in politics
399 votes in journalist
8 votes in muckracking
5 votes in journalism
2 votes in jounalist

36th
(tie)

Nadine Moawad

Nadine Moawad

social entrepreneur | full-time feminist | leftist | writer, researcher, organizer | program coordinator at AWID.org | #Palestine
justicentric
justicentric Right on RT: @nmoawad: I vote for @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics because he inspires all of us to come together for justice.
Joelle Hatem
Joelle Hatem Right on RT: @nmoawad: I vote for @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics because he inspires all of us to come together for justice.
Hadija
Hadija RT @DissidentMuse RT @nmoawad I vote for @avinunu for a Shorty Award in #politics because he inspires all of us to come together for justice
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9 votes in politics
6 votes in 1
3 votes in palestine
2 votes in avinunu
1 vote in nonprofit

37th

Shannyn Moore

Shannyn Moore

Just a Girl From Homer
Don Millard
Don Millard I nominate @shannynmoore for a Shorty Award in #politics because...she is an Alaskan Molly Ivins. Truth, Passion, & Wit
S. Matozoa
S. Matozoa "I nominate @shannynmoore for a Shorty Award in #politics because"... of bone motes (sic) and wry humor. And sanity.
Robert Meintzer
Robert Meintzer I nominate @shannynmoore for a Shorty Award in #politics because she is an astute commentator particularly of the Palin scene.
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9 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in journalist

38th

Hal Sparks

Hal Sparks

The Official Hal Sparks Twitter.. As seen on VH1, MSNBC and Venice Beach
Lori
Lori I nominate @HalSparks for a Shorty Award in #politics because because he is funny, smart and he just makes sense!
Gayle Escobedo
Gayle Escobedo I nominate @HalSparks for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he is intelligent and great at debating the issues
tom hebert
tom hebert I nominate @HalSparks for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he makes common sense for the common man.
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7 votes in politics
86 votes in humor
7 votes in celebrity
6 votes in music
5 votes in comedy