[ View the story "Marion Barry wins primary, celebrates on Twitter" on Storify] Marion Barry wins primary, celebrates on Twitter You can never accuse Marion Barry of using all avenues to reach his constituents. After he cruised to victory in Tuesday night's D.C. Council Democratic primary, he took to Twitter to celebrate and retweet his 4,200+ followers, and in so doing, invented a new word - 'twaggin.'
Storified by Justin Karp · Wed, Apr 04 2012 11:52:37
It started off quite docile as voting got started.
If you haven't voted yet, make sure you get to the polls. They are open until 8. Same day registration only requires picture ID.Marion S. Barry, Jr.
It quickly escalated.
When I walked into the voting booth I just screamed "MARION BARRY!" until I was escorted off the premises. He'd better RT me. @marionbarryjrkeptsimple
@JonEasley @keptsimple81 my favorite tweet of the day! #powertothePEOPLE!Marion S. Barry, Jr.
And then, it escalated a little bit more.
SOUFEAST! WHERE U AT? TIME TO BLOW UP TWITTER AND LET THEM HEAR OUR VOICE!Marion S. Barry, Jr.
During the course of the evening, Barry found time to challenge the Post's Mike DeBonis to a friendly bet.
@kitastew Old Congress Heights School at MLK and Malcolm X. I will be there by 9:30.Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Sure you will. RT @marionbarryjr: @kitastew Old Congress Heights School at MLK and Malcolm X. I will be there by 9:30.Mike DeBonis
@mikedebonis @kitastew would you like to make a small wager on that?Marion S. Barry, Jr.
And then the pictures came.
THANK YOU WARD8! WE know how far we have come. We're not the last and the least - WE ARE THE GREATEST! http://pic.twitter.com/A3z7okjoMarion S. Barry, Jr.
Oh...we're at 71%! The Green Machine! http://pic.twitter.com/xagKAJqIMarion S. Barry, Jr.
BREAKING #DCision12 @marionbarryjr is beating @BarackObama in the DC Presidential primary.Samuel A. Moore
Interesting watching @marionbarryjr work the twitter tonight.Neal Augenstein
Congratulations to @marionbarryjr on his reelection. I don't want to take all the credit, but I will take all the credit.keptsimple
Marion Barry aint going no where http://pic.twitter.com/sQiF6GKPMa-lin-da
Then, he invented "twaggin."
Twitter officially BLOWN UP from SOUTHEAST Washington, DC! We tweet with swag over here. It's called twaggin if you didn't know.Marion S. Barry, Jr.
@marionbarryjr <-------- Twaggin it is! lol Don't call it a comeback!GHG
So, @marionbarryjr is basically crushing the Twitter primary tonight. #twagginBenjamin R. Freed
My mayor for life!!! RT @emokidsloveme: Marion Barry just tweeted the word "swag."SueBee
@postlocal I think that might be like the Triple Crown? We ain't goin NOWHERE! @VincentOrangeDC @CMYMAMarion S. Barry, Jr.
@marionbarryjr MY MAN! WE BE RUNNIN IT OVER HERE ON KENTUCKY AVE! REPRESENT SOUTHEAST!!!!! #POTOMACAVEDC Dojo
Southeast going HAM on Twitter! Let me hear YOU!Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Finally, on Wednesday morning, Barry admitted to having a bit of a Twitter hangover. A twangover, perhaps?
Good morning DC!Taking a break today.When I return, we will continue focus on budget & bring Ward8 residents 2gether 2 WORK our Renaissance.Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Twitter got a little wild last night. But we DO love twitter! Thank you @Twitter for helping us share our work and vision.Marion S. Barry, Jr.