By Maya Rhodan
October 14, 2015

While political watchers were tuned in to the Democratic Debate on CNN, folks tuning in on Twitter found Donald Trump a bit more interesting than the five candidates who took the state at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

According to data compiled by Voactiv, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained about 60,000 followers halfway through the Tuesday night debate. The leading GOP candidate was firing off shots throughout the whole event, including this zinger:

According to a TIME tally of Twitter followers before and after the debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gained about 15,000 followers during her dominating performance.

The Twitterverse seemed to have been feeling the Bern too, despite Sanders’ shaky performance, the Vermont senator raked in nearly 50,000 between his two accounts.

Underdogs Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb fought for attention all night on the debate stage, but few were able to gain a substantial number of new Twitter fans in the process. The former Maryland governor, former Rhode Island governor and former Virginia Senator earned 6,600, 1,600, and 3,300 followers, respectively.

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