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The 2012 Republican presidential campaign — in tweets.

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The Fix posse — like most of the political world — are Twitter addicts. It’s become the medium through which all political news breaks. You literally cannot cover the campaign without keeping an eye — and sometimes both eyes — on Twitter.

But, how reflective is Twitter of the various ups and downs of a campaign that has been a rollercoaster ride since voters started voting on Jan. 3 in Iowa?

Pretty reflective, it turns out. Check out the chart below that tracks the peaks and valleys of the campaign through the Twitter traffic around each of the four Republican candidates.

Make sure to check out the full screen chart if you want a closer look.

And here’s a look at how the four candidates (and President Obama) fared in Twitter talk over the last week courtesy of the Washington Post’s own Mention Machine:

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