Twitter’s take during Capitol debates

Besides sitting on the Senate floor, the best place to watch the Senate debate on the budget bill had to be the social media site Twitter.   As we continue to look at the how and why behind politics at the Capitol, tonight on Almanac we’re diving into how the debate played out on twitter and why lawmakers and staffers are using new media to make their arguments.  Here are some highlights:

SenatorHiggins Feb 03, 11:48am
Wow. Have never heard senators refuse to yield on floor to another member’s questions. Till today. Sens Parry and Ingebrigtsen refuse.@mnleg

mbrodkorb Feb 4, 10:09am
Paging Sen. Cohen! Senate DFL failed to yield to a question 9 TIMES in the final minutes of the 2009 Session – WATCH: http://bit.ly/h1uIVf

mlahammer Feb 03, 12:14pm
Fascinating RT @RachelSB: L-O-V-E debate on the Senate floor also playing out on Twitter @SenatorHiggins @mbrodkorb @SenEllenA #tptalmanac

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