Loading Congressional Tweet Index
The Congressional Tweet Index is a metric created here at PolitickerUSA.com to track and measure the sentiment of our elected officials on Twitter. The index is calculated by dividing the number of negative tweets, tweeted by each party, divided by the total number of tweets. CRI = (Negative Tweets) / (Total Number of Tweets) The direction of each tweet was assigned algorithmacally using sentiment analysis techniques. Also, the direction "measures" the complaining or whining in the tweet, not the political content of the tweet. For the nerds of the group, read here for the specifics.

DEMOCRATS

Representative, FL
So happy to see my friends @david4florida @Annette_Taddeo @Mike_Grieco and @MickySteinberg while campaigning tonight! http://t.co/3cHOJ7EGc8
Senator, MN
RT @TeamFranken2014: Carl is ready to GOTV @gustavus, because he likes that @alfranken hasn't backed down on #netneutrality. http://t.co/W4…
Senator, MO
At the K. Take the crown!
Senator, CT
Tried my best but was out-recruited by Trish from Montville #GOTV
Representative, MS
Really enjoyed speaking tonight in Carthage, Mississippi at the Lincoln Park Community Center! http://t.co/PKzRN64Vum
Senator, MD
#AmberAlert Gia & Gabriano Lloyd Tiamarie Valenzuela (mother, 27) Hnd Crosstour #MD 9AZ6888 http://t.co/WeKgUMWvkz http://t.co/xOkDGkJUIs
Senator, WI
Tammy met with students and volunteers working to #GOTV for Bruce Braley in #IA. Good luck @TeamBraley! #IASEN http://t.co/wc8sApunQX
Senator, VA
My thoughts are w/ everyone at @NASA_Wallops & @OrbitalSciences who worked so hard on this launch. Relieved to hear no injuries reported.
Representative, FL
RT @TheDemocrats: #7days7reasons #7: If someone you love has asthma, or diabetes, or has survived cancer, vote. http://t.co/uYxYnzh3L2 http…
Senator, MN
http://t.co/Ual5R2zLff MT @tinaflintsmith: @alfranken @Tim_Walz Rep Clark Johnson & I really want students to vote. http://t.co/NXHMlJSFqT
Representative, CT
Sending it back!"@ThomasCDec: Volunteers @ tonight's Latino phone bank in @StamfordDems HQ sending love to @jahimes! http://t.co/tHrfwKPPaL”
Senator, CT
Phone banking in Norwich tonight. I've challenged everyone to see who can recruit the most volunteers http://t.co/4MLzhgmFxX
Representative, MD
My thoughts are with the @NASA_Wallops and @NASAGoddard communities as they assess the damage from this terrible accident.
Representative, PA
Groundbreaking for new bridge trail in Manayunk http://t.co/PoUTT5FoZq via @6abc
Representative, NY
Representative, NY
RT @NYGovCuomo: Today with @LouiseSlaughter we announce start of construction on new Rochester Rail Station: http://t.co/BhxzqoiRT7 http://…
Senator, MN
Great crowd at @Gustavus to talk college affordability, net neutrality & GOTV! -Al #mnsen http://t.co/bc58BOpIZK
Senator, VT
Maybe a tad too early to conclude that! "@JudyKurtz: ITK: Sen. snags role in nxt Batman film, & it's not SenLeahy http://t.co/N50ejVaylA"
Representative, CO
RT @KDVR: No loss of life occurred in the failed @NASA #Antares rocket launch, a spokesman for the agency said. http://t.co/95LKdgSpF3
Senator, IL
Let's honor Salk's legacy by passing the American Cures Act, a bill to fund the next medical breakthroughs of today and tomorrow
Representative, IA
The family that campaigns together: Al, Evan & Elise Sturgeon. @TeamBraley @iowademocrats #7days http://t.co/7yiCpQukWa
Senator, IL
Today would've marked the 100th bday of Jonas Salk, scientist who developed the polio vaccine. His work has saved tens of millions of lives
Representative, IA
Proud to be on the ballot in Woodbury County with Chris Hall & Jim France. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #7days http://t.co/c2GM8RCp2m
Representative, IA
Proud to stand with 2 Sioux County supporters, Ruth Kocisko & Lucy Charleston. @TeamBraley @iowademocrats #7days http://t.co/PuDAtbTwJS
Representative, MI
Glad to meet with friends from Ironworkers 25, @MIBldgTrades, & other labor & management leaders in Dearborn today. http://t.co/yAWhAU5UpO
Representative, CA
Tune in to #LakeCounty Radio for a discussion of #veterans issues Fri 9 AM PT: http://t.co/3vMGMwvDyl #halloweenchat http://t.co/IwWu907POS
Representative, CA
RT @VP: “It’s about jobs at the end of the day. That’s what infrastructure is all about.” -Vice President Biden http://t.co/7Gn5YTA9GA
Representative, CA
RT @VP: “We spend less than 1% of our GDP on infrastructure. It makes no sense at all.” -VP on need to invest in infrastructure & #RebuildA
Representative, IA
State Rep. Chris Hall introducing me @iowademocrats Sioux City HQ today. Great enthusiastic crowd! @TeamBraley #7days http://t.co/214siTyc0L
Senator, NY
Great townhall today about impact of women voters w/@Schriock1 @BillBurton & @angela_rye! Listen in on @AgendaSXM tomw at 8am. #womendecide
Senator, CA
Joined @SaxbyChambliss @USChamber today to discuss the need to pass the Senate cyber information sharing bill. http://t.co/6i02gdNkHh
Representative, CO
#Denver’s growth is proof of the importance of #infrastructure & #transportation in economic growth http://t.co/CcRr0sThb4
Senator, CT
Impromptu stop w my friend @CathyOsten to Norwich CEA candidate forum. Spoke on behalf of @DanMalloyCT.
Representative, FL
Thank you, @nytimes, for providing a place for women to share their #breastcancer experiences. http://t.co/FfocKpFXVe #beatcancer
Senator, CT
Packed house in New Haven for @danmalloyct and the Governor of Puerto Rico http://t.co/6QEjTUSZTI
Senator, VT
The greed of the top 1% must be stopped. http://t.co/b7L7miGtzK
Representative, MN
"Concerned About ISIS, But Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force" http://t.co/M5x2upSF85 via @naiman
Representative, DE
Congrats to DE’s Imani Henry for winning a @PeaceFirstOrg prize for creating #100MenReading. Great work! #netde http://t.co/fhg0y37F8D
Senator, VA
RT @M_Figueroa06: Sen. Kaine fills VCU lecture hall to talk about @MarkWarnerVA commitment to reducing student debt #MarkMyVote http://t.co…
Representative, IL
Let's do something about it: http://t.co/nUURSN3tCh @NewsHour: Americans consider inequality world’s greatest danger http://t.co/1u64nJcvBp

REPUBLICANS

Representative, NJ
Unfortunate event tonight should not dash imagination & ambitions of Ocean City HS science team. Look forward, don't hold back your dreams
Representative, OH
Good to kick off the 2014 Middle Market Summit at OSU tonight. Proud to introduce @MittRomney to the stage. #MightyMiddle @GECapital
Senator, TX
With Republican Senate takeover : What scares me the most,” D strategist says, “is what Obama will agree to" http://t.co/pFwmBY4gua
Representative, OH
ICYMI: Strongesville Post: Renacci talks politics, business at HBA breakfast: http://t.co/TkeoIXQ9Cc
Representative, CA
Spoke at the Kern Ag Summit last week. My message was simple: we need policy that delivers water to our community. https://t.co/c9BCJVClvA
Senator, NH
RT @Elliot_Gault: Great student discussion today @UofNH! Thanks Sen. @KellyAyotte for coming and speaking with us. #nhpolitics #CRNC http:/…
Representative, TX
Space is still a risky venture. Thankful for those who take risks to supply our astronauts and expand scientific knowledge. #Antares
Representative, CA
I discussed the latest on #ISIL in #Iraq & #Syria on @CNNSitRoom w/ @wolfblitzer: http://t.co/37tNs9gCvp
Representative, CA
California ranks 48th out of 50 states in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate rankings: http://t.co/CjBV1h8DHR
Representative, TN
RT @UMLambuth: We've also got a #Memphis Tiger in Congress! @RepCohen #GoTigersGo
Representative, KS
Held an employee town hall at @WeAreFarmers in Olathe today. Discussed economy, budget, job creation and more. http://t.co/cgvXnc0YTD
Senator, IL
Important @Time piece shares info for spotting a sex trafficking victim while traveling. Do you know warning signs? http://t.co/4DXBakVR9u
Representative, TN
Joining @loudobbsnews on @FoxBusiness at 6pm CT to talk the latest on #Ebola. I hope you can tune in!
Representative, NE
POTUS leadership on #Ebola is missing and so is Ron Klain. No clear strategy that tackles Ebola that Americans can fully comprehend.
Representative, NE
The President’s victory lap today does nothing to inspire confidence in his leadership to protect public health. #Ebola
Representative, FL
Es injusto q defensor d #libertad Iván Fernández Depestre fue arrestado en 2013 por protestar en #Cuba @antunezcuba http://t.co/NruPcs2Y9L
Representative, TN
Great news for Bluff City! http://t.co/oeXTOzhYKP
Representative, FL
Premiering 2NIGHT 8pm @WLRN: Last #Holocaust survivor of notorious Treblinka death camp shares his harrowing story http://t.co/A3jeRV42kN
Representative, IL
"human trafficking is more lucrative than dealing drugs or guns because it’s an endless profit stream" http://t.co/ihZcCvgBak @BeaconNews
Representative, KS
Abortion Heroes? University celebrates criminals and abortionists #Sick http://t.co/rbqYZgJYsV
Representative, OK
"Senator Inhofe is the person we need fighting for us." - Clinton Daily News. Thank you for your support! http://t.co/yREc9KUJpl
Representative, CA
Spoke with a packed house at the Modesto Rotary Club meeting today. Great crowd! http://t.co/9EUDp1iDyO
Representative, AR
As a 4-H alumnus and former 4-H Foundation Board of AR member, I'm excited to announce a $164k grant for AR 4-H. http://t.co/HQ25NN1Bv5
Representative, TX
RT @DailySignal: He treated Ebola in Africa & saysCDC’s standards for protection equipment were “inadequate" in US. http://t.co/EIuMF6bSt6
Representative, PA
Proud to join homeowners like Sam Smith and Mary Johnson for the competition of #BucksCo's #Neshaminy Watershed... http://t.co/CQEu7b5hut
Representative, SC
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum starting now #sctweets http://t.co/InT9TFQUiU
Senator, MO
Good discussion on Obama Admin's executive over-reach w/ @TeamCavuto today. Click here to watch: http://t.co/joQxXXrWkE
Senator, MO
Wishing Kansas City @Royals good luck tonight! #TakeTheCrown #WorldSeries #Royals #TheK
Representative, FL
#fieldtrip w Morgan's kinder class 2 see #Rapunzel at @APMiracle. We are blessed to have great local theaters! http://t.co/D07Z3A4WVg
Representative, TN
ATTN COLLEGE STUDENTS: Looking for a Spring Internship? http://t.co/B32m8ri1Ky
Senator, AZ
Great seeing my friends @JeffFlake & @MartinHeinrich on @Letterman talking #RivalSurvival last night! http://t.co/XWsulsvII7
Senator, MO
Thank you to the courageous Airmen of the 442d Fighter Wing returning home after 7 mos in Afghanistan. Welcome home http://t.co/MfjJcLeH9j
Representative, FL
There's no better preparation for a #kinder #school field trip than serving in #Congress! Kids behave better! http://t.co/EaBUPWChYt
Senator, AZ
Very proud of @MeghanMcCain! @ArmyTimes: "Meghan McCain shares veterans' stories on air" http://t.co/T4cMeZ4yTm
Representative, AL
Will @AlabamaFTBL & @AuburnTigers make the cut? Remember native Alabamian @CondoleezzaRice is on the committee! #CFBPlayoff
Representative, TX
Happy bday to Jonas Salk, the father of the Polio vaccine, whose research contained one of the most serious public health crises in history.
Representative, FL
.@NovaSE #Holocaust Reflection Contest accepting entries. We must #NeverForget http://t.co/cSLOcS6DS8
Representative, CA
USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history http://t.co/VqhHiKfHpl
Representative, TN
#Tennessee ranked #15 in the 2015 State Business Tax Climate index, via @TaxFoundation: http://t.co/c3aQ8Fw9c2 #jobs #economy #TN
Representative, AL
The #CFBPlayoff Committee releases its first rankings tonight. What are your predictions? http://t.co/lddAdGtK5k