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Derek Willis @derekwillis Kensington Oval, ideally

Journalist with coding habit @propublica. Hobby: @openelex. Cricket, @PP_Represent & campaign finance. DM for Signal/derek.willis@propublica.org. He/him/yinz

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Joined Twitter 4/24/08


A deleted tweet from @JaredHuffman: https://t.co/gWpUZvSwQm https://t.co/UyKYfN2Aga @pushcx Heh. It’s not like he’d need to raise money anyway.Sure, TMZ, that’s the requirement, not getting on the ballot in 50 states. https://t.co/l3tSqrSnSD
7/5
2020
Should have been the message all along, tbh https://t.co/tyx5K7ZrEVTHREAD: I spent almost a decade fighting a libel action to bring you this story. I hope it helps prevent further ha… https://t.co/KCfusfayYb
Retweeted by Derek Willis @deepnhearttx I think it's meant to depict Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. @pilhofer You were saying something about social engagement? @PatrickRickert On behalf of my misguided people, I sincerely apologize.Congressional statements on independence: https://t.co/2054CeTQmT https://t.co/o8DP6XPmwL
Retweeted by Derek WillisI’m drinking tea on the Fourth, but it’s sweet tea, which is the most American (and best) version.Posted on the FB page of the Anderson County (Kansas) Review, a weekly newspaper since 1865, yesterday: It remains… https://t.co/0MpRq0r70U @jgcOCANADA It's a good question. I've never found any evidence of their digital ads. @morganwarstler And to you as well. @morganwarstler It IS a holiday for me, thanks! Best part is that all of us can celebrate it for all of what it mea… https://t.co/bXIiCDRw1eNothing says “Happy Independence Day!” more than an official government-approved list of national heroes.All I need the @NCAA to do is to turn on `respond_to`: https://t.co/c90KKyws0Y
7/4
2020
That he's telling the truth about his state of residence? https://t.co/91pQyXGCwBNRSC reports $1.8 million in ads opposing Democratic Senate candidates in #COSEN, #MESEN & #AZSEN: https://t.co/U6TVIymiFh @JackieKazil Should have specified: I got my match offer. They don’t match anything."And when we can't stay 6 feet from others, please, I'm begging you, wear a face covering." https://t.co/yiCUhkTCP6The only guidance I need on patriotism: https://t.co/xLD6i7z1YqThe replies to this are 👀 https://t.co/zJ6WtcZcDHUpdate: got my match back. https://t.co/n9XoKx3t7e https://t.co/IeordV4Ixw @simonw Oh no! @simonw I’d be interested in meeting Starla Willison @paulisci Almost as if shaming works (it does)I am skeptical: https://t.co/VbHnLOm8Af @mccanner As a Poconos native, I don't want this guy, either. @ltthompso Would be fine if the offensive line was renamed the "Infinite Delivery Vehicles" @ltthompso Washington Set-AsidesSusan Collins' campaign spent $2 million on media buys between April & June 24, according to her latest FEC filing.… https://t.co/xC9DZuqIln @ltthompso People watch shows on television? @ltthompso The tweet or the show? @EsotericCD Road House? @BusiWriter Sure! Broad overview is here: https://t.co/0qVNMr7eJA Specific task is to take one of the California c… https://t.co/mx2tSfpLerHelp get our collection into a more golden state. https://t.co/xXBuslStY4
7/3
2020
@Blake_Allen13 Washington Talkers Washington Gridlocks Washington Bureau ChiefsGiven both the location and the recent performance, I'd go with "Deficits" but ok. https://t.co/Y6oYW7J8oCIt's very strange how tech folks who can't understand why social & political issues can't be solved with an app als… https://t.co/v7ItUsaQ1vAbsentee ballot requests up by 1 million from 2016 https://t.co/OwzeiWOd3M https://t.co/JNn2Unv0ia
Retweeted by Derek Willis @sarahcnyt Very Important Pescatarian? @ViviVacca Maybe I'll also be one of the other 2 this month? @MikeIsaac "protocol" https://t.co/7PWmNuMWh8Update: they heard my cries. https://t.co/njXO8spTLZ https://t.co/ZyJgLr7hTDWould be interested in the percentage of NFL audiences that know what song this means. https://t.co/VH0CiDKgaDThis is the most exciting use case I’ve found for Dolt and DoltHub, really excited to see open data projects such a… https://t.co/LXyxFJbyRz
Retweeted by Derek WillisI can’t believe this is happening. This is dangerous and a false statement @szonajaxfop please correct this. I am h… https://t.co/I1fzfbNVWv
Retweeted by Derek Willis @benj_robinson You can, but I wouldn't recommend it.The Trump campaign misses a chance to court the vegetarian vote: https://t.co/JvSudaNoXpWe’ve created a new remote fellowship model for our next cycle to support journalism experiments that help close in… https://t.co/Sc1KFZAaM5
Retweeted by Derek WillisToday, @payourinterns released my new policy paper “The Color of Congress: Racial Representation Among Interns in t… https://t.co/R85XCIrSIE
Retweeted by Derek Willis @JackieKazil Have read it multiple times and also read it aloud to our kid.IDK, the most surprising thing to me about @laurenboebert's win in #CO03 is that her media firm is called "Rock Cha… https://t.co/AZJiF8IKuE @dataeditor thought that was me @lisatozzi @lizzieohreally You gotta sell it. @lizzieohreally @lisatozzi Even just watching the last 2 hours over and over would do it. @lizzieohreally @lisatozzi Lizzie, this match almost killed me. @lisatozzi @lizzieohreally Dead serious. This match, specifically: https://t.co/wfNGiHfb4f @dougstafford Yeah, but at least that's manageable. @lizzieohreally TEST CRICKET. @dougstafford As a reporter, the easiest thing for me would be for Congress to adopt Virginia's campaign finance laws. But ....
7/2
2020
@dougstafford Your problem is in even acknowledging limits, Doug.Because it wasn't a 6X-MATCH like yesterday! https://t.co/FV7Ls3u4oTThis is good stuff. https://t.co/xyCzKWlGVV @hannah_recht @sarambsimon I knew you wouldn't shrink from this. :-) @MelissaRyan I think you know why. @sarambsimon @hannah_recht We all should spend more time making spreadsheets.No, abuse isn't a sign you've "made it," like some sort of merit badge. https://t.co/1bmeOU5z5kThey make accounts like this on Twitter and insta all the time and I have to spend so much effort reporting and rem… https://t.co/QlX40sMJLr
Retweeted by Derek WillisMust give a big shoutout to @hannah_recht, who read briefs and reports, talked to experts, brought together massive… https://t.co/BFpdichAzm
Retweeted by Derek Willis @ByrdsFinger Ah, well, then I guess I'm still not a person.Few politicians face any pushback at home for denigrating DC residents, so I don't expect that will happen here. T… https://t.co/qUpgDuiC6VWas unaware that during the time I lived in D.C. I was not a real person, but had that status before and after. https://t.co/70AuPtYUoN @B_M_Finnigan Look, I'm dealing with the world of possible here.As the worst possible news comes in, please read this story from just yesterday of another veteran -- a photographe… https://t.co/8N7nlU1Kxj
Retweeted by Derek WillisFew people have understood the idea of America better than Frederick Douglass. That most of us grew up knowing litt… https://t.co/tqU6l8Bg9IHere's what I have so far: https://t.co/IAEQMcPPHw If you have files I don't, particularly pre-2017, get in touch! https://t.co/r2yxzeoItGIf news organizations are going to display "% of precincts reporting" during election results reporting, they also… https://t.co/Yu0YI2fEJs @erikhinton Not at the University of Pittsburgh's rhetoric department, I can tell you that. @dansinker I thought we moved it up to every day, Dan.New: A dozen donors paid nearly $480,000 in legal fees for VP Mike Pence in Mueller inquiry, through a legal expens… https://t.co/Zyhmdu8grG
Retweeted by Derek WillisAlso, @baseballot's instinct that #CO03 might have been worth a mention in our preview was spot on. In the GOP prim… https://t.co/MkVoshnThx
Retweeted by Derek Willis @jrpjrpjrp Or Nixon: https://t.co/PolQmhlUOH
7/1
2020
@jeremybowers @_alastair @palewire the trifecta! @keaux_ Well done!Congrats to @keaux_ and @iff_or for taking home the Green Eyeshade Award (best journalism in the southeast) for Pub… https://t.co/brNxLKWVY7
Retweeted by Derek WillisThere's desperation, and then there is end-of-quarter campaign fundraising desperation: https://t.co/jn4yQ6dSivCongressional candidate from #AZ02: https://t.co/tzWt8F7pYLThe IRE Board of Directors unanimously voted @cherylwt as president and @mjrochester as vice president during a liv… https://t.co/SFZtNq2p9W
Retweeted by Derek WillisWeird, huh? https://t.co/md3ZX4lhPXToday last day this flag will hang in Senate. @SenatorWicker in touch w/ Architect of the Capitol to replace it t… https://t.co/qJxLcWQL6o
Retweeted by Derek WillisJust following politics doesn’t lead to change. In fact, incessant following often makes our politics worse. It’s n… https://t.co/bSepMXJRck
Retweeted by Derek WillisToday on the Reopen Maryland FB group: https://t.co/jlMARBhn2hOk, I've finally seen enough: Amy McGrath (D) has defeated Charles Booker (D) in the #KYSEN primary.
Retweeted by Derek WillisToday's Coronavirus Contracts database update includes some initial Pentagon contracts, including from the Navy & S… https://t.co/2rnKhKD3DR
6/30
2020
@dougstafford @nielslesniewski I mean, July 3 is Emancipation Day in the US Virgin Islands and an actual holiday. @mizamudio Jesus, that's awful.Hi, Congress friends! Another weird request from me: if you subscribe to the House's weekly email listing of jobs/i… https://t.co/IJrkfKkCtE @simonw It's just a fundraising technique they've borrowed from public radio (and others). I've never heard of an actual donation match.Ladies and gents, we've hit the 6X match stage of fundraising, which means by November it'll be "38X MATCH!!!!!!" https://t.co/67BQtsZpKA
6/29
2020

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