She says that as more state legislators make their way to Congress, the trend will shift toward more pages like Miller’s. Writing a good status update might be seen as a skill, like speaking on the stump or handling a TV interview, that politicians are required to have.
Miller says he doesn’t think that far ahead. For now, he is focused on a difficult re-election campaign caused by redistricting changes in North Carolina. He doesn’t think too much about how his personal Facebook account will play into that either.
“I basically use Facebook the same way that most other Americans do,” he says.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.