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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marcambinder

@marcambinder

I nominate @marcambinder for a Shorty Award in #politics because he kept me informed all through '08

I nominate @marcambinder in the #politics category

52

jamesdickey

@jamesdickey

I nominate @jamesdickey for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is the #1 Conservative on #TCOT

I nominate @jamesdickey for a Shorty Award in #politics because he provides value to his readers..

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mikemadden

@mikemadden

I nominate @mikemadden in category #politics because of Tweets like this: http://is.gd/bXnR -anamariecox

I nominate @mikemadden in category #politics because of Tweets like this: http://is.gd/bXnR

54

PolAnimal

@PolAnimal

I nominate @PolAnimal for a Shorty Award in #politics because Rachel keeps us informed about MN politics

I nominate @PolAnimal for a Shorty in the #politics category. Because they want to win so bad they can almost taste it.

55

slate

@slate

I nominate @slate for a shorty award in #politics because their running commentary during debates/conventions was hilarious.

I nominate @slate for a Shorty Award in #politics because of their hilarious tweets during the election.

56

Reverse_Vampyr

@Reverse_Vampyr

I nominate @Reverse_Vampyr for a Shorty Award in #politics he can see the "big picture" as well as debate intelligibly.

I nominate @Reverse_Vampyr for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he is cool like that..

57

zennie62

@zennie62

I nominate @zennie62 for #politics because he's so political, and it's the political thing to do. :P

I nominate @zennie62 for a Shorty Award in #politics because it's the best Twitter to blog; blog to Twitter combo

58

wefm

@wefm

I nominate @wefm for a Shorty Award in #politics because Walt Eilers used Twitter to keep supporters of campaign informed.

I nominate @wefm for a Shorty Award in #politics because Walt Eilers kept supporters informed during his 2008 mayoral campaign

59

twOBAMA

@twOBAMA

I nominate @twOBAMA for a Shorty Award in #politics - great aggregation and steady activity. -AriMelber

I nominate @twOBAMA for a Shorty Award in #politics - great aggregation and steady activity.

60

Karoli

@Karoli

I nominate @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #politics because she presents a calm well stated position on matters

I nominate @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #politics because her knowledge and dedication to all things politics is incredible.

I nominate @Karoli for a Shorty Award in #news because she is on top of everything

61

davidbadash

@davidbadash

I nominate @davidbadash for a Shorty Award in #gayrights because he is passionate and has a desire for change.

I nominate @davidbadash for a Shorty Award in #gayrights because awareness is power!

I nominate @davidbadash for a Shorty Award in #politics because he CARES about our country. And surpassed 5000 tweets!

62

richhumofair

@richhumofair

I nominate @richhumofair for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's more Bob Haldeman than Bob Haldeman.

I nominate @richhumofair for a Shorty Award in #politics because she knows Martin Van Buren...personally!

63

DarthVader

@DarthVader

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he cracks me up.

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he's funny

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor based on merit and not because he's cutting off my oxygen supply

64

jdickerson

@jdickerson

Self-pimp line kept open 4 senate bids & shoe throwing journalist saboteur or sabot auteur? @ShortyAwardS @jdickerson! #WORDPLAY

I nominate @jdickerson in category #news because he Tweet-broke the O'Reilly-shoved-an-Obama-staffer story -anamariecox

I nominate @jdickerson in category #news because he Tweet-broke the O'Reilly-shoved-an-Obama-staffer story

65

littlebytesnews

@littlebytesnews

I nominate @littlebytesnews for a Shorty Award in #politics because...She was not afraid to speak her mind during the election

I nominate @littlebytesnews for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's always well prepared, informed, fair, and just

66

somecanuckchick

@somecanuckchick

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #quotes for her direct quotes from Canadian newsmakers and politicians, etc.!

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #unsunghero for her Canadian #politics and #prorogation tweets!

I nominate @somecanuckchick in #canada because she keeps her finger on the pulse of all things canuck!

67

Curvaspoliticasp

@Curvaspoliticasp

@shortyawards #politics @Curvaspoliticaspus es una blogger de armas tomar ;)

68

hhrs

@hhrs

@shortyawards #politics @hhrs

69

TheRealMcCain

@TheRealMcCain

I Nominate @TheRealMcCain for a Shorty Award in #politics bc of the added content value to Twitter

70

chuckobama

@chuckobama

I nominate @chuckobama for #notascoolasme because he isn't.

I nominate @chuckobama for #gay because he's SOOOOO happy.

I nominate @chuckobama for #bigfatfaker because he only cares about his Karate and his cigarettes, not the American people.

71

fakeobama

@fakeobama

I nominate @fakeobama for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is the change we all seek

72

cscan

@cscan

I nominate @cscan for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he always puts things so well.

73

sunlightfoundati

@sunlightfoundati

I nominate @sunlightfoundation for a Shorty Award in #politics because they're doing great work to make government more open

74

womanistmusings

@womanistmusings

I nominate @womanistmusings for a Shorty Award in #feminist because she writes good tweets from a feminist perspective.

I nominate @womanistmusings for a Shorty Award in #politics because what she writes makes you think and thats how it should be

75

dcagle

@dcagle

I nominate @dcagle for a #humor Shorty Award.

I nominate @dcagle for a Shorty Award in #humor because they find humor in life.. Do your part and vote at shortyawards.com.

I nominate @dcagle in category #cartoons because of their witty & clever illustrations of main news makers.

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