How many Twitter followers did Rand Paul gain from his epic filibuster?

After nearly 13 hours with no bathroom break, Sen. Rand Paul ended his dramatic filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination last night. The filibuster dominated social media, sending #StandWithRand and other topics trending throughout the evening.

So, how many Twitter followers did Paul gain? He started off with 96,720 followers.

Evidently an epic filibuster is worth even more than Rubio’s “career-ending” water sip.


Thursday morning, Paul is at 138,190 followers and counting. Not bad for a day’s filibuster.

  • Kristen Peterson

    proof that Liberty is infectious! let’s hope the trend continues! :)

  • McCabe

    Rand worked hard for every one of those followers. I’m actually surprised that he didn’t gain substantially more than that.

    • Kyle Schroeck

      Until Kim Kardashian or Lebron James retweet, he won’t gain nearly as many as he should. #standwithrand

    • Patrick Dennehy

      I was thinking the same thing. The fact that it’s not in the millions…is a sad statement about most American’s.

  • OneThinDime

    We can do this! Let’s do a #FollowRand today and get him up to 250,000

  • Silenttype78

    Good stuff!
    This is an issue that everyone should get behind! However, I’ve checked some left leaning sites and am disappointed that many on the left are not on board! The ones that arent 100% on Obama’s side are pissed that a Conservative is leading the push.
    They refuse to support Rand Paul because he is not a lib-prog!

    • mdtljt

      …not surprizing although I would’ve loved to see some of those rabid lefties’ heads spin like Linda Blair’s trying to justify NOT supporting exactly what they whine about because…holy crap!!…it’s a Conservative saying these things!!! But…but..they’re MEANIES!!! Or something…

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Hypocrites, the lot of ’em.

    • Susan Borden

      They are under a strong delusion of the truth is a lie and a lie is truth. There is no sense to made of it.

  • capisce

    and according to Chris Matthews, all those “pro-Rand” belong to hate group.
    Blind squirrel finds nut – he’s right – they all hate to see Constitution torn apart, one protected freedom at a time.

  • Maxx

    150,000 following one man.

    One man following the Constitution.

    This guy is the real deal.


    • sb36695


      • Shawn

        “Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the oil business.[7][8] His father was a Cuban immigrant to the United States during the Cuban Revolution.[9] His mother, an American, was reared in Delaware, in a family of Irish and Italian descent.[8][10] Cruz’s family returned to the U.S. when he was four years old.[9]” From Wikipedia

        • Patrick Dennehy

          Obama got around not being natural born ;). I would vote for Cruz in a heart beat, I love that guy!

          • UNHATER

            Yeah screw the Constitution. Obama did it why can’t we? Both parents must be citizens at the time of birth in order to be a Natural Born Citizen. People get this wrong all the time. Law of Nature. That’s what the forefathers used to determine what a Natural Born Citizen is. Both parents MUST be citizens at the time of birth PERIOD!!!!

          • Patrick Dennehy

            Wow, are you serious right now?? /roll Do you not understand what a 😉 means?! It was a tongue in cheek remark… pump your brakes!

            If Sen Cruz is indeed ineligible, he would have far too much integrity to even attempt to run…unlike Barry

          • Shawn

            You are wrong about that sorry

          • UNHATER

            No i’m not look it up. Go read the federalist papers… Go read the arguments they had on this part of the Constitution. Quit listening to commies and college professors.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Born to citizen parents, he’s a citizen and eligible. Full stop.

          • Patrick Dennehy

            and the crowd erupts!!! Can’t wait for the liberal ‘Cruz Birthers’ brigade

          • Shawn

            I like Cruz as much as you guys do, but this whole thing he can run for the white house is not wise….I wish he could though

          • Shawn

            Unless they were in the military at the time, and on a base, I don’t see where you are going with this.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Children born to a citizen parent are citizens. See: US Presidential elections, 2008 and 2012.

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      • Susan Borden

        Rubio doesn’t hold the birth certificate for V.P.


      Yes…..Rand Paul IS the Real Deal……Rubio ???………whoa…..not so much !!

    • bonnieblue2A

      Rubio is a RINO. He voted for NDAA and confirmation of the drone-master Brennan.

  • Cold War Grunt

    My tribute to Sen. Paul:

    Isn’t it rich … aren’t we a pair …
    Me here at last on the ground, and you in mid-air.
    Send in the drones.

    Just when you started speaking the truth
    finally finding the one that we needed was you
    making your points with unusual flare
    sure of your logic, although nobody cared

    I don’t really love this farce, our fault I fear
    I thought they would want what we wanted, we know they don’t hear.
    But where are the drones, they’re off drinking beer.

    Isn’t it quiet, I can’t tell if its near
    losing my country, so quickly this year.
    but where are the drones, send in the drones
    don’t bother, they’re here.

    • yahneverknow

      <— actually singing it over here. thank you. 😀

  • GaryTheBrave

    I can hardly wait to download the Congressional Record that had his filibuster. It is in the March 6th Congressional Record, Senate section. The filibuster runs from page S1150 to S1226, 76 pages.

    Edited to remove the question and provide the answer.

    • answer1776

      It will not stack up to the Obamascrewing, um, care.

  • HARP2

    Just a couple of weeks ago, all the lib trolls were bemoaning the fact
    that police didn`t give Chistopher Doner the opportunity to surrender.

    Hypocrisy ???

    • NeoNationalist

      Excellent point.

  • Wrathful_Brunette

    I was one of them. :)

    I’m not on Twitter much, last time was mid-October, but I wanted to show support in any way I could. He made us all proud.

  • patriot fan

    There is a God! Code Pink, Vann Jones and the ACLU stand with Rand! I never thought I would see the day. I welcome “the other side” with open arms. I hope they can see that Liberty and Freedom are more important than free stuff! When we win people from the left we should welcome them to our “side”! Not point fingers or be haters.

  • TomJB

    <– #142,296

  • Red Fred

    After the treachery today by Republicans, I can envision why many do not want anything to do with the old guard. Thankfully the NYR’s (New Young Republicans) are moving to the forefront. Glad Rand got new followers. He is for ALL Americans.

  • MarineFist

    I’m a liberal Democrat and i SUPPORT Rand Paul 100% for filibustering the old fashioned way.

    • Silenttype78

      Thank you.
      Some issues shouldn’t divide us.

    • cgraham77

      Thanks! Agreed, this is not a partisan issue, but a matter of civil liberties!

  • lcky9

    NOT bad for the first time calling out like PAUL REVERE when the BRITISH were coming.. REMEMBER until someone tells them it’s OK many progressives are standing by wanting to follow but worried about being chastised by their peers.. HOWEVER a few progressives have sounded the horn that what he did was GOOD and MORE PROGRESSIVES should use him as an example of civil liberties .. his # will be going up