Wednesdays debate between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist may have been held in Davie, but the real debate discussion with full color commentary took place on Twitter.
Events like Wednesdays debate are infinitely more entertaining with the 140-character tweets from reporters, political insiders and sometimes even just regular Floridians. Some are serious reflections on the issues, while others are biting assessments on politicians. And some of them, well, theyre just plain hilarious.
Sunshine State News followed thousands of tweets throughout the night over the course of a few hours before and after the debate. We found lots of gems nestled in the Twitterverse and narrowed them down to 10. Here are some highlights:
Kathy Mears, chief of staff to House Speaker Will Weatherford
Rick Wilson, Republican political consultant
Jesse Lehrich, press secretary at American Bridge
Adam Smith, reporter at Tampa Bay Times
Franscisco Gonzalez, vice president of advancement for The James Madison Institute
Brandon Larrabee, reporter at News Service of Florida
Annette Taddeo, lieutenant governor hopeful and Charlie Crist's running mate
Peter Schorsch, blogger at SaintPetersblog
Crist's fan was undoubtedly popular on Twitter -- as of the publishing of this story, the account had a little over 1,200 followers.
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