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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 BaldwinFive takeaways from Price's confirmation hearing Live coverage: Tom Price's confirmation hearing Overnight Healthcare: CBO projects 18M could lose coverage after ObamaCare repeal MORE (Wis.), Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichSenators introduce dueling miners bills Interior pick walks fine line on climate, highlights conservation WHIP LIST: How many Dems will back Sessions? MORE (N.M.) and Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampSenate Democrats brace for Trump era Senators introduce dueling miners bills A small business executive order: Justification for regulation 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.