#OnlyOnTwitter: Taking office

Friday, 16 November 2012

During this election cycle, candidates used Twitter to take voters all along the campaign journey. Now, the winners have headed to Washington to prepare for the new term. Tweets from the new and re-elected members offer a glimpse of what the Capitol will look when the 113th Congress convenes.

Senators-elect Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Ted Cruz of Texas and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shared pictures as they visited their new digs:

News also broke out about who will fill leadership positions in the upcoming session:

Veteran Congressional leaders also celebrated the historically diverse influx of new electees, with record numbers of women and minorities.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reflected on this diversity:

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female in Congress, hosted a lunch for current and incoming women Senators:

The record number of women Senators also presented a bit of logistical problem, as we learned from two Senators who tweeted about an impromptu meeting with their new colleagues:

Posted by Bridget Coyne (@bcoyne)
Government, News, & Social Innovation Team