Monday, February 4, 2008

2008 Presidential Primaries

The major-party primary season is upon us, with Super Tuesday just hours away. If you are seeking campaign and candidate information, a variety of Websites can help. Here are a few:

How Does the Primary Process Work?
Project Vote Smart provides an overview of the hullaballoo.

Meet the Candidates
This federal site features bios with links to candidates' official sites.

Candidate Donor Search
Check out who’s giving money to whom at

Election Guide 2008
The New York Times has prepared a user-friendly overview of candidates, the primary season, schedules, finances, and platform issues.

Vote 2008
This extension of PBS's The Online News Hour covers it all and includes lesson plans for teachers.

Project for Excellence in Journalism
Are media outlets giving everyone a fair shake? How well is the press doing its job on the campaign trail? You’ll find in-depth analysis here.

List of Political Parties in the U.S.
Though media coverage favors Democrats and Republicans, many other parties field Presidential candidates.

Champaign County Clerk / Election Services
Voting locally? Here's the go-to source for candidate info, polling locations, and more.

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