Voters can now get detailed information on congressional candidates in the March 20 primary and Illinois U.S. House members thanks to a new tool by Northwestern University's Knight Journalism Lab.
Congressional Primaries 2012 uses and complies data from the Federal Election Commission, Twitter, Facebook, and media reports to provide comprehensive profiles on the candidates running for a congressional office in Illinois, along with incumbents. The tool provides information on the candidates in real time with updates on related Tweets and new media stories.
According to the Kinght Journalism Lab, Congressional Primaries 2012 provides voters with a look at the candidates using four main methods:
Progress Illinois is a partner site of the Knight Journalism Lab's initiative on the congressional primary races, so readers can check out the tool by clicking on the box on the upper right-hand side of our home page or by clicking here.