MESA, Ariz., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TheTeaParty.net announced today that the Presidential Twitter Debate scheduled for 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET on July 20 will be moderated by bestselling author, political analyst and Glenn Beck TV host, S.E. Cupp. Ms. Cupp will preside over the debate proceedings at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH, which will be attended by New England area Tea Party activists. TheTeaParty.net supporters from across the country will be participating online by posting questions via Twitter using @140townhall and watching the event stream online.
Republican presidential candidates confirmed to date include Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), with other candidates expected to confirm soon.
"As my beleaguered followers can tell you, I'm a committed Twitter devotee. It's great to see that the candidates are recognizing its power, and the democratization of social media. I'm looking forward to playing a role in what will be a historic and groundbreaking moment in electoral politics," said S.E. Cupp.
The proprietary streaming Twitter platform was commissioned by TheTeaParty.net and built by 140 DEV LLC. The core function of the platform is the ability to isolate directed Tweets of candidates and moderators. Twitter updates can be found on www.twitter.com/theteaparty_net and activists can join in the debate by using @140townhall. You do not need a twitter account to view the debate. The debate can be viewed at 140townhall.com. Register to receive presidential debate updates on this groundbreaking event.
"The Twitter debate platform is certain to engage an unprecedented number of activists, and we look forward to empowering state and local Tea Party groups throughout this election cycle to educate their members about all primary candidates running for federal, state and local office," commented Dustin Stockton, spokesman for TheTeaParty.net.
Founded in 2009, TheTeaParty.net (TTP) is one of the nation's largest Tea Party organizations with almost a 1,000,000 hits a month and more than 300,000 members. Devoted to providing educational and leadership resources to local organizations, TheTeaParty.net offers free tools, including a national calendar, free virtual and location-specific events, promotes like-minded organizations and helps them grow, and provides a Washington presence to assist Tea Party-oriented legislators to educate and expand their reach on issues of importance to the Tea Party movement.
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