Mark Kirk creates Senate account
From the excellent Twitter Room blog at The Hill
Illinois’s new Republican senator, Mark Kirk, made his debut on Twitter on Thursday under the handle @SenatorKirk.
As a House member, Kirk had no account to speak of, though he gained 4,529 followers during the election cycle at his campaign feed, @Kirk4senate. He was sworn in on Nov. 29 after defeating Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for the seat formerly held by President Obama.
(H/T Elise Viebeck)