Sanders again steals GOP debate Twitter buzz
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: FBI inquiry of wife is 'pathetic' attack Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too WATCH LIVE: Senate Dems hold ‘People’s Filibuster’ against ObamaCare repeal MORE again stole much of the buzz on social media during the latest Republican debate on Thursday night.

Sanders had two of the most retweeted tweets during the debate, with a pair touting his position in polls and going after GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTime asks Trump Organization to remove fake cover from golf clubs Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too House intel panel interviews Podesta in Russia probe MORE's proposal to ban Muslims from the U.S. Both got more than 5,000 retweets:

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPro-Trump group pulls ads targeting GOP senator on ObamaCare repeal Stone to testify before House Intel Committee next month Overnight Cybersecurity: New ransomware attack spreads globally | US pharma giant hit | House intel panel interviews Podesta | US, Kenya deepen cyber partnership MORE, whom Sanders is battling closely in Iowa and New Hampshire, also shared a tweet going after Trump's vow to "make America great again" that received nearly 3,000 retweets:

Trump, who has the largest number of followers at 5.69 million compared to Clinton's 5.12 million and Sanders's 1.14 million, did not tweet during the debate in South Carolina though he led much of the online conversation.

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The most tweeted moment for the sixth GOP debate was Chris Christie telling President Obama he wanted to "kick your rear end out of the White House."

Sanders trailed only Trump in follower growth during the debate, with Ted CruzTed CruzThree more GOP senators announce opposition to healthcare bill Senate GOP delays ObamaCare repeal vote past recess Club for Growth opposes Senate ObamaCare repeal bill MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators urge Trump to do right thing with arms sales to Taiwan Why liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy The Memo: Trump seeks to put his stamp on nation MORE gaining the third- and fourth-most followers, respectively.

Rand PaulRand PaulThree more GOP senators announce opposition to healthcare bill Rand Paul: Trump 'open to making bill better' Senate GOP delays ObamaCare repeal vote past recess MORE, who boycotted the undercard debate after being dropped from the prime-time stage, came in fifth in follower growth.

Sanders has a vocal online following and has more than once before received the most online buzz during GOP debates.