In recent years, delivering the Republican response after the President Barack Obama's State of the Union address has been a tough gig. There was Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla., awkward Deer Park water bottle grab and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's strange delivery that brought on a parody by "30 Rock's" Kenneth the Page.
Luckily for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., she seemed to avoid all those pitfalls and came away the proud owner of 21,000 Twitter followers to boot. D.C. startup TrendPo measured just how popular McMorris Rodgers' social media account became during the speech and its aftermath.
On Tuesday, the day of delivery, McMorris Rodgers amassed 3,380 new Twitter followers, according to TrendPo. Then on Wednesday, her Facebook posts tallied 1,178 comments and 1,756 likes.
The content probably helped. The congresswoman posted a cute Instagram picture of her kids to Facebook and Twitter the night of her speech. "This is why I serve in Congress -- and why I will lay out a more hopeful, Republican vision tonight," she wrote.
On Twitter, she posted a picture with her husband, Brian, wished luck to the Seattle Seahawks and retweeted a shout-out she received from McDonald's, where she worked in college.
"Proud of Rep. @CathyMcMorris (WA) whose inspiring story includes working at MdDonalds [drive-thru] cashier as a teen," McDonald's of Michigan wrote.