(Eli Watkins, CNN) Like Snapchat and Candy Crush before it, young people adopted Pokémon GO — and the political class followed in their wake.
The game exploded into near ubiquity over the past several days, leading lawmakers and others to try and get in on the attention.
California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu tweeted about the game in an attempt to prod Republicans for opposing gun control legislation.
“Anyone else on #PokemonGO? I’ve found a #Squirtle & a #Pikachu in DC, but I’m still looking for a Republican willing to vote on #NoFlyNoBuy,” she wrote.
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) July 11, 2016