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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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!

52

PunditMom

@PunditMom

I nominate @PunditMom for #politics cuz she's brilliant @ giving us a mom's POV of all the political mess we live in!

I nominate @PunditMom for a Shorty Award in #politics because she is an engaged, insightful and mom-centric blogger

53

redeyechicago

@redeyechicago

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #news because they've got their finger on the pulse of Chicago.

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because the Twitter coverage is the best in Chicago.

I nominate @redeyechicago for a Shorty Award in #news because of the spot on reporting they do

54

Jillmz

@Jillmz

I nominate @Jillmz in #politics #women b/c she keeps us up to date on ohio politics but most importantly women's issues.

I nominate @Jillmz for #news because she has the heart we are all looking for. 'Nuff said.

@shortyawards #politics @Jillmz because she defies categorization

55

DanWilson

@DanWilson

@shortyawards @DanWilson #Politics Because they ran a good campaign and came in 4th for President Of the USA

Retweeting: Vote for @DanWilson/@Boyzoid for #politics in the Shorty Awards. http://shortyawards.com/

56

michealpleahy

@michealpleahy

I nominate @michealpleahy in category #politics for creating TCOT.

I nominate @michealpleahy in category #politics for his incredibly hard work on #TCOT

57

cyn3matic

@cyn3matic

I nominate @cyn3matic #politics cuz she knows sh*t and calls politicos on theirs.

I nominate @cyn3matic for a Shorty Award in #tweetku because she's awesome and @jpippert loves her.

I nominate @cyn3matic for a Shorty Award in #politics b/c she can get current events across in 140 characters interestingly.

58

politics

@politics

I nominate @politics for a Shorty Award in #politics because of their good writing tweets.

I nominate @politics for a Shorty Award in #politics because of all the political scoop.

59

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..

60

fakejohnmccain

@fakejohnmccain

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because he gave me the phrase "Jesus Christ on a runaway speedboa

[-O] @shortyawards I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny n.. http://tinyurl.com/5gjwu9

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny now as he was during the election.

61

GovMikeHuckabee

@GovMikeHuckabee

I nominate @GovMikeHuckabee for a Shorty Award in #politics because...it's time to "do the right thing."

I nominate @GovMikeHuckabee for a Shorty Award in #politics because it is fair and balanced news reporting!

62

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

63

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

64

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.

65

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.

66

peggyolson

@peggyolson

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because she puts the sterling in Sterling Cooper.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because meow, meow, meow, meow, etc.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because Peggy Rocks, Dammit!

67

barakobama

@barakobama

I nominate @barakobama for a Shorty Award in #politics because he proved to the political establishment that the old ways ...

68

patrickruffini

@patrickruffini

@shortyawards RT @patrickruffini, you were nominated by @lagomorph13 (and 1 other) for a #politics Shorty Award http://bit.ly/q9PM

69

maz1972

@maz1972

, you were nominated by @maz1972 (and 1 other) for a #politics Shorty Award http://bit.ly/DEVI (@shortyawards)

70

skitzzo

@skitzzo

I nominate @skitzzo for a Shorty Award in #politics because during the election season we had some great banter

71

elex08examiner

@elex08examiner

I nominate @elex08examiner in category #politics for great work with total political coverage & teamwork.

72

rex7

@rex7

I nominate @rex7 for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is capturing a niche where few others in his industry will tread

73

PhillyD

@PhillyD

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because... this dude knows shit.

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because... he a nice person

I vote for @PhillyD in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because...because I want to be allowed in Kansas!

74

danielbachhuber

@danielbachhuber

I nominate @danielbachhuber for a Shorty Award in #politics because...he shares intelligent links and concerns.

75

JohnMcCain2008

@JohnMcCain2008

I nominate @JohnMcCain2008 for a Shorty Award in #politics for using twitter even though Obama was dominating social media

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