By the numbers: Media masters
Of the top 15 most active state legislators on Twitter and Facebook this year, four come from Pennsylvania, and Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Fla.) made both lists, according to data from Quorum.
Why it matters: As Donald Trump showed, social media has become increasingly important for politicians at all levels to raise their profile and communicate directly with voters.
By the numbers: State Sen. David Livingston (R-Ariz.) has tweeted the most by far, with 20,928 tweets and retweets from Jan. 1-Aug. 25. That works out to around 89 Twitter interactions per day.
- His tweets usually are about immigration, with hashtags like #bordercrisis, according to Quorum.
- Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Fla.) is the most active state lawmaker on Facebook.
- She posts most often about COVID-19, using hashtags like #washyourhands and #keepyourdistance.