Boehner: GOP dominates on Twitter

House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday touted the fact that Republicans rank consistently higher than Democrats in their social media influence according to a new survey of members of Congress on Twitter.

According to Edelman’s research, Republicans outperformed — or, as John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE put it, “dominated” — Democrats on all success metrics studied by the public relations firm.

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The survey ranked members of Congress tweeting from their official government accounts on a 16-point “influence” metric that includes engagement (number of replies by followers), popularity and trust. Republicans, who use Twitter more overall than Democrats, nearly swept the top 10 in multiple categories, ranking high in overall scores as well as individual categories.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers MORE (I-Vt.) ranked at the top of the overall most influential list, followed by Boehner in second place. Republicans took eight of the top 10 spots on the list for most influence on Twitter. Other names on the list, starting from third place, include Reps. Darrel Issa (Calif.), Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (Ariz.), Reps. Eric CantorEric CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity MORE (Va.), Bob Latta (Ohio) and Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersPutting GOP women in Congress Political decency may triumph despite Trump's DACA decision Ryan calls for 'permanent legislative solution' on DACA MORE (Wash.), Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) in eighth place, and Republican Reps. Kenny Marchant (Texas) and Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzOvernight Finance: Trump pitches massive tax cuts | Freedom Caucus endorses plan | Dems slam framework | House GOP to move B border wall bill | Officials under fire for private jet use GOP lawmaker pushes to end sports leagues' tax-exempt status Republicans predict Senate ObamaCare repeal would pass House MORE (Utah).

Boehner also used the report to publicize the GOP’s Twitter hashtag, #HCRcostsjobs, meant for use this week as the Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Sanders touted his spot on the list of influential tweeters over the weekend. Sanders ranked at the top for both most influence and highest engagement, according to the firm’s research. He posted a thank you to all his social media followers on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.