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Special Election IL05 Tue Feb 24 2009

Track The IL-5 Race With Twitter!

Gapers Block's fearless leader Andrew flags this new Illinois 5th District Candidate Twitter tracker created by Windy Citizen that allows you to track who is getting mentioned most on Twitter:

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The results are pretty unsurprising; like with the rest of the race for the IL-5 seat, Quigley and Fiegenholz are pretty much above the rest of the clusterf*cK to Rahm Emanuel's vacant seat. Personally, I'm a little surprised though. If anybody asked me who would dominate all corners of the series of tubes I would say Tom Geoghegan who has a lot of backing from big name progressive journalists all over the country. But keep in mind that twitter chatter isn't necessarily good news. Twitterers are more likely to write about any of the candidates if something other than a perfect race is going on so just because Quigley is the most twittered about doesn't mean he's got the race locked up (because truthfully nobody does right now).

 
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