Anyone following the 2016 presidential election on Twitter knows that Donald Trump is one of the more prolific tweeters, cranking out 140-character polemics with his tiny furious fingers. But he’s not the only one with something to say; here are 15 politicos you should be following this election cycle.
This senator from Massachusetts tweets nearly as much as The Donald, and serves as his foil, both politically and temperamentally. Occasionally, the two will get into Twitter battles, which can be really entertaining, and somewhat frightening.
A Fox News contributor and former press secretary for George W. Bush, Perino keeps it light, but insightful.
This nonpartisan site that keeps politicians honest—or tries to—digs into statements to see how truthful they’re being. Its Twitter feed is a quick way to find out who’s dissembling; distressingly, this site is kept pretty busy these days.
The founder of stats-obsessed FiveThirtyEight.com, Silver crunches the numbers on polls, speeches—anything that can be quantified—to find deeper trends and predict possible outcomes. If you’re as interested in politics and know what BABIP, WAR and VORP stand for, then this is the guy to follow.
Like FactCheck, but has a fun Truth-O-Meter that ranges from True to “Pants on Fire.” Guess which direction the needle usually points.
A CNN anchor and White House Correspondent, Tapper has a pithy take on the day’s events, and gets in some good cultural references, too.
Buzzfeed’s Editor-in-Chief is a good source for news stories, and not just from his site.