ELECTION DAY: 28M U.S. Facebook Users Generate 184.2M Related Likes, Shares, Comments

By David Cohen 

ElectionsGraphic650Tuesday’s midterm elections generated a total of 184.2 million likes, shares and comments from July 10 through Nov. 3, from 28 million U.S. Facebook users, Facebook data analyst Dustin Cable wrote in a Facebook Media blog post.

According to Cable, the 10 candidates who drew the most buzz on Facebook during that time period were:

  1. Rick Scott, incumbent governor of Florida, Republican, winner
  2. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader, winner
  3. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), winner
  4. Scott Walker, incumbent governor of Wisconsin, Republican, winner
  5. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader, winner
  6. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), winner
  7. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker of the House, winner
  8. Charlie Crist, former governor of Florida, Democrat, loser
  9. Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general and governor-elect, Republican, winner
  10. Mary Burke, candidate for governor of Wisconsin, Democrat, loser

Readers: Did you interact on Facebook during Tuesday’s Election Day coverage?

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