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.