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The Biggest Twitter Losers of 2011


"The Damage I Have Caused":Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announces his resignation from Congress, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. Weiner resigned from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women.(RICHARD DREW/AP)

2. Missouri Republican Lt. Gov Peter Kinder: Kinder never seemed to learn from his social media missteps, tweeting on multiple occasions about questionable things. In November, he re-tweeted a message about free wings at Hooters on Veterans Day while he was still considering a run to challenge Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. It was far from the first time Kinder's tweets were scrutinized. He had previously urged his followers to "vote for [a] hot wife in the Top 25 Political Mom blogs" a day after Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado in nearly 60 years and tweeted about "hostage situation" in a government building in 2009 only to later discover the incident never occurred. 1. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.: Weiner's fall was by far the most highly-publicized Twitter-meets-politics story of the year. He resigned in June after acknowledging he engaged in inappropriate exchanges with women over Twitter, triggering a special election to fill his vacant seat. The man who replaced Weiner -- Republican Rep. Bob Turner -- is likely to be a little bit more careful with his account. He had this to say after he was sworn in: "I do have a Twitter account. But I will use it fully clothed."

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