The year's best producers of short* politics content

*140 characters or less, on Twitter

The Shorty Awards honors the year's best content producers on Twitter.

The first annual Shorty Awards Ceremony was held on February 11, 2009. Read what the press had to say about it and watch video from the night. Get news about next year's awards and who to follow on Twitter by joining the email list, subscribing to the blog, or following @ShortyNews on Twitter.

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Shorty Awards Politics Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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Top nominees in politics

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anamariecox

@anamariecox

I vote for @anamariecox in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because she's always right

I nominate @anamariecox in #politics because it's hard to be smart AND witty in 160 characters. She does both quite well.

I vote for @anamariecox in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because she live tweets Gibb's daily white house briefings

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mikegermano

@mikegermano

I vote for @mikegermano in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because he sees things thru a clear lens.

I vote for @mikegermano in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because he is good ppl!

I vote for @mikegermano in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because I used Social Media to win elected office.

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digitalsista

@digitalsista

I vote for @digitalsista in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because she had fantastic election coverage! :)

I vote for @digitalsista in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because she's my CSPAN.

I vote for @digitalsista in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because...she's great

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justin_hart

@justin_hart

I vote for @justin_hart in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because he leads, informs, and supports!

I vote for @justin_hart in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics

Only 45 mins! Support conservatives, copy/tweet >> @shortyawards I vote for @justin_hart in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics << #tcot

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TheFix

@TheFix

I vote for @TheFix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because always timely and witty- my fav tweet!

I vote for @TheFix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because...I'm a political junkie.

I vote for @TheFix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #politics because...the fix rocks!!!!

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queenofspain

@queenofspain

I nominate @queenofspain for #politics because her political blogging inspires and engages

I nominate @queenofspain for #politics #women for staying tru and rallying for everyone on every issue that is important.

I nominate @queenofspain in category #politics because she's debatable.

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almacy

@almacy

I nominate @almacy for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's all about the governmenty-fresh new media.

I nominate @almacy for a Shorty Award in #politics because I found him informative and helpful during election season.

I nominate @almacy for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is the man with the latest news from within the beltway. PDT4VR!

8

curvaspoliticas

@curvaspoliticas

I nominate @curvaspoliticas for a Shorty Award in #politics because... es shilena poh loco!

I nominate @curvaspoliticas for a Shorty Award in #politics bcs she's in the middle of things and brings the north/south tgthr

I nominate @curvaspoliticas for a Shorty Award in #politics ... This rubric needs high-heel talk.

9

fakesarahpalin

@fakesarahpalin

I vote for @fakesarahpalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he was funny and I know who he is

I vote for @fakesarahpalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because she made me laugh all the way to the voting booth!

I vote for @fakesarahpalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because she's almost as funny as Real Sarah Palin.

10

hughhewitt

@hughhewitt

I nominate @hughhewitt for a Shorty Award in #politics because Hugh is my lifeline for all that actually matters in politics.

I nominate @hughhewitt for a Shorty in the #politics category. He is usually informed and informative.

Go to http://shortyawards.com and nominate @hughhewitt for politics. #hhrs

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Maddow

@Maddow

I recommend @Maddow in the Shorty Award category #politics because she is astoundingly awesome.

I vote for @Maddow in the Shorty Awards for #news cause she's wicket smaht, funny, and right. She should have made ur finals.

I vote for @Maddow in the Shorty Awards Finals for #news because she keeps me in the know.

12

drsteel

@drsteel

@shortyawards nominate @drsteel for #music - Industrial Hip-Hop Opera is under-represented in the world ; also giant robots and cupcakes.

I nominate @drsteel in #music because Bleu is scary.

I nominate @drsteel in #music because that's what a good Yellowjacket does. Lt. Bleu, AT YOUR SERVICE, FEARLESS LEADER!

13

blogdiva

@blogdiva

I nominate @blogdiva for a Shorty Award in #politics #culture because I am a FOCK

I nominate @blogdiva in category #politics because she usually seems to be screaming the same thing at the TV screen as I am.

I nominate @blogdiva in the category #hittin_it_with_benicio because he is BORICUA! WEPA! (how did I get sucked in to this?)

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MichaelPLeahy

@MichaelPLeahy

I nominate @MichaelPLeahy in #politics for his incredible work on #TCOT

I nominate @MichaelPLeahy for a Shorty Award in #politics for #TCOT pls retweet

I nominate @MichaelPLeahy for a Shorty Award in #politics because of the work he has done organizing tcot

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barackobama

@barackobama

I vote for @barackobama in the Shorty Awards Finals for #yourcategory because...you will be the best prez ever!

I vote for @barackobama in category #leadership because he's not a politician. He has vision, desire, and inspires.

I nominate @barackobama in category #awesomeness.

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rachelsklar

@rachelsklar

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she re-wrote "American Pie" at the DNC, duh. She is

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's the real deal, McNeil

I nominate @rachelsklar for a Shorty Award in #politics because she smells like teen spirit.

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politics4all

@politics4all

I nominate @politics4all for a Shorty Award in #politics because it helps distribute political content quickly through twitter

I nominate @politics4all for a Shorty Award in #politics because it helps effect change on every political level

I nominate @politics4all for a Shorty Award in #politics because I enjoy seeing congressional bill info and user commentary

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SAnuzis

@SAnuzis

I nominate @SAnuzis in category #politics

I nominate @SAnuzis for a Shorty Award in #politics because he's smart, he tweets often and he's right on the issues.

I nominate @SAnuzis for a Shorty Award in #politics because he understands the importance of modern communication #RNCChair

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mernahuana

@mernahuana

I nominate @mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #activism for his determination and commitment to positive social change

I nominate @mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #activism b/c his courage to tackle de-prohibition and fight for personal justice

I nominate @mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #humor because...he's Canadian. THAT is funny.

20

mamalogues

@mamalogues

I vote for @mamalogues in the Shorty Awards Finals for #yourcategory because...

I nominate @mamalogues for a Shorty Award in #politics because her twitter content and blog are both awesome

I nominate @mamalogues for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's a strong conservative and brings it big.

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baracknroll

@baracknroll

I nominate @baracknroll for a ShortyAward in #politics cuz they raised over 10k & sent volunteers to swing states for Obama!

I nominate @baracknroll for a ShortyAward in #politics cuz they raised over 10k & sent volunteers to swing states for Obama!

I nominate @baracknroll for a ShortyAward in #politics cuz they raised over 10k &amp; sent volunteers to swing states for Obam

22

daltonsbriefs

@daltonsbriefs

I nominate @daltonsbriefs for a Shorty Award in #politics because I have learned so much from him about the conservative cause

I nominate @daltonsbriefs for a Shorty Award in #politics it's self promotion I know, but it is what I love #TCOT pls vote

I nominate @daltonsbriefs for a Shorty Award in #politics for work in Valparaiso and NW Indiana on local issues

23

DrAwab

@DrAwab

I nominate @DrAwab for a Shorty Award in #politics because I prefer following his tweets over regular news

I nominate @DrAwab in category #politics because he mostly brings politics related updates quicker than ne tv channel/newssite

I nominate @DrAwab for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is up to date and have a unique point of view.

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MOMocrats

@MOMocrats

I nominate @MOMocrats for a Shorty Award in #politics because they are the smartest, sassiest women on the interwebs.

I nominate @MOMocrats for a Shorty Award in #politics. Great political info AND snarkiness in 140 characters!

I nominate @MOMocrats for a Shorty Award in #politics because "Rage against the McCain" tag line and great info all

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maximeverhagen

@maximeverhagen

I nominate @maximeverhagen for a Shorty Award in #politics because the only dutch politician who uses Twitter to give inside

I nominate @maximeverhagen for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he involves the 'normal' people in politics

I nominate NL Cabinet Minister @maximeverhagen in the #politics category, because he uses Twitter to involve the public.

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