WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced the winners of the 2018 Member Online All-Star Competition today. See below for the list of Members, Committees, and Caucuses that have been named 2018 Online All-Stars.
“I’m pleased to announce this year’s Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in collectively acquiring hundreds of thousands of new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube during the three-week competition,” stated Whip Hoyer. “I congratulate Reps. Ted Lieu, Pramila Jayapal, and Joe Kennedy on being named MVPs. I thank all of the Members and their staffs for their hard work and creative efforts over the past three weeks to reach and engage with more Americans online.”
The 2018 MVP Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), gained a remarkable 20,415 followers in part by repeatedly serving as a watchdog of President Trump and his administration, fighting to #KeepFamiliesTogether, protecting our democracy, standing up for LGBT rights, fighting for election integrity, standing up for womens’ right to choose, championing the environment and the #MeToo movement, and sharing the natural beauty of his California district.
Freshman MVP Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) gained an impressive 8,784 new followers in part by fightingfor the integrity of our elections, standing up to President Trump and his Administration, repeatedly fighting to#KeepFamiliesTogether, protecting LGBT rights and women’s rights, fighting for clean air for our children, rejecting the #GOPTaxScam, playing with some feathered friends, and getting some Java with Jayapal.
Election Blackout MVP Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04) gained 9,733 new followers in part by repeatedly standing up for LGBT rights, fighting the nation’s opioid epidemic, keeping President Trump in check, showing that #FamiliesBelongTogether, and fighting for better health care.
Committee Democrats and Caucuses also participated in the competition. The the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Judiciary Committee Democrats, Oversight & Government Reform Committee Democrats, Appropriations Committee Democrats, and Natural Resources Committee Democrats were named 2018 All-Stars.
The finalists for the creative categories were also just released on Facebook where the public is invited to help select the winners:
- Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) re-writes a Trump tweet in light of the Putin fiasco
- Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) calls out Trump’s dangerous deference to Putin
- Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) powerfully highlights Trump’s continued family separation crisis
- Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) uses Chick-fil-A to criticize Scott Pruitt
- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) graphically shows the many costs of the #GOPTaxScam
- Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) made a well-produced video defending NATO
- Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) made a powerful video starring her press secretary who has a lifetime preexisting condition
- Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) made a well-produced video on our historically high level of defense spending
- Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats made a GIF to show the ten hottest years in recorded history
- Rules Committee Democrats made a GIF to show the all-time record number of Closed Rules in the 115th Congress
- Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) made a GIF to show all Trump got in return for capitulating to Putin
|2018||MVP Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Freshman MVP Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Election Blackout MVP Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04)|
|2017||MVP Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Freshman MVP Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04)|
|2016||MVP Barbara Lee (CA-13), Freshman MVP Ted Lieu (CA-33), and Election Blackout MVP Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)|
|2015||MVP Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05) and Freshman MVP Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12)|
|2014||MVP Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), Freshman MVP Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Election Blackout MVP Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-05)|
|2013||MVP Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) and Freshman MVP Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)|
|2012||MVP Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02)|
|2011||MVP Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35)|
|2010||Co-MVP Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (PR) and Co-MVP Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02)|
The final scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.democraticwhip.gov/allstar
NOTE: Members of Leadership, while included on the live scoreboard, were not counted in determining All-Stars and are not included in the list below. Also, former winners of the MVP trophies, while eligible to be named All-Stars, are ineligible to win the same trophy more than once.
|2018 Member All-Stars:
2018 Committee All-Stars:
2018 Caucus All-Stars:
** Previous MVP