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Ward Room's Best Political Tweets of 2014

From Rauner Chicken to Rahm's '90s denim shirt, the top 10 moments in Twitter history ... this year.

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    As 2014 comes to a close, a new Republican governor prepares to take office and a Democratic mayor launches a high-stakes re-election campaign and Twitter is more important than ever as a way to connect with younger, tech-savvy voters. It's also the place where politicos and those who watch them air grievances and upload photos of everything from congressional glamour shots (hi Aaron Shock!) to fashion faux pas (we're looking at you, Rahm). Behold, 10 of the year's most notable tweets:

    1. The Rauner Chicken: After Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner brought some fowl to a press conference, a twitter handle surfaced mocking his stunt

    2. The time Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, then thinking of challenging nemesis Rahm Emanuel for mayor, endorsed the Hulk over Superman.

    3. Aaron Schock on a wind turbine. Are you Schocked?

    4. Rauner on a motorcycle.

    5. The time Axe schooled an MIT professor who criticized the "stupidity of the American voter."

    6. The time Michigan congressman John Dingell schooled politicians on how to tweet.

    7. The time Rahm time-traveled back to 1994 and selected this shirt to wear front row at a Blackhawks game in 2014.

    8. The time Rahm wished himself a happy birthday.

    9. The time Chris Rock told the truth.

    10. The time Chicagoans temporarily blocked the Dan Ryan to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner in a bold show of solidarity.