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6 Politicians you should follow on Twitter

The office of the president of the United States now has an official twitter account and President Obama is the inaugural president to use it.

"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account," Obama tweeted.

The account quickly amassed a following of more than a million.

Shortly after debuting the new @POTUS account, the president was tweeted at by former president Bill Clinton:


Sassy!

If all this political Twitter talk has put you in the mood for more, here are five other social media savvy politicians you should follow on Twitter.

Senator Claire McCaskill ofMissouri is like that parent who's on Twitter, with the huge exception that McCaskill is actually good at twitter. You can expect tweets from the senator that vary from behind the scenes looks into her life, commentary on shows like Game of Thrones, and politics. Follow the senator on twitter @Claircmc.


Governor Brown's best tweets are the ones that show a peak into his life. Whether it's catching a snake or sitting in a car from his youth, Governor Brown's tweets are just fun to watch. Governor Brown also takes to Twitter to rally Californian's around the issues that matter to the state such as the devastating drought. Follow the governor@JerryBrownGov.


Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and presidential candidate is about as liberal as they get. Johnson's tweets are smart and often filled with news links. You can follow him @GovGaryJohnson.


We love Boris Johnson's Twitter account becasue it's funny. Plain and simple. We don't really care about London politics in particular, but we do care about Johnson's jokes. Follow the hilarity @mayoroflondon.


TheNew York state representative is an unabashed Twitter user. You can expect to find mostly political material on his feed. We also love the sass:


You do you, Steve. Follow him on Twitter at @RepSteveIsrael.


Rep. John Lewis is one of the last black politicians to have participated in the civil rights movement. It is becuase of this that we love Lewis' unique insight into today's current events. Lewis also loves to tweet pictures from his time in the movement, which make his account educational and inspiring. Follow the senator @repjohnlewis.


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