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Blunt’s count includes accounts that are both official and unofficial (personal accounts that senators continue to use in office unaffiliated to their official Senate pages or campaign sites).

Counting that way, 100 percent of the Senate is now using Twitter.

At least three freshman Democratic senators — Sens. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinThis week: Pelosi's test Dems question FCC on data-free apps 115th Congress will be most racially diverse in history MORE (Wis.), Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichOvernight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails Intel Dems push for info on Russia and election be declassified Senate Dems push Obama for info on Russian election interference MORE (N.M.) and Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampFeds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline Priebus says State announcement coming in next 2 weeks Trump flirts with Dems for Cabinet MORE (N.D.) — have yet to set up a new Twitter account to suit their new office, but still have a campaign presence with varying degrees of activity.

Blunt also welcomed several new Republican senators to Twitter in a second tweet on Thursday.


The House and Senate leadership have stepped up to promote the accounts of new members. Creating official Twitter accounts for use by their congressional office has become one of the many necessary steps new members take during their first few weeks after taking office.