Blame it on the pressures of tax time, but libertarian lawmaker Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) earned more new Facebook fans last week than any other member of Congress, making him America's most popular lawmaker. At least on Facebook.

According to's rankings, the congressman racked up more than 3,000 new Facebook fans in a seven day period, for a grand total of 193,959 fans, miles ahead of his closest competitor, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has 26,146 fans.

The biggest leap for the week belonged to Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), who added 657 fans to his 920 already existing fans, for a 42 percent gain.

GOP House lawmakers still dominate all five spots on the top of the growth charts for Facebook political fans this week. Rounding out the list, below Paul and Ryan, are Minority Leader Leader John Boehner (Ohio), Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.), and Michele Bachmann (Minn.), who all acquired more than 500 fans this week.