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News and Events Tracking the 2012 election campaign through online video

By Ramya Raghavan

YouTube News And Politics Manager

From the infamous “Macaca” moment of 2006 to the recent Fox News/Google Debate, YouTube is a place where you can keep track of the latest political stories and connect with the candidates. As the 2012 election heats up on YouTube, we want to make it even easier for you to keep your finger on the political pulse, at

The new YouTube Politics site will feature the latest campaign ads, parodies, gotchas, and speeches, offering you a 360-view of the election.

Wondering which candidate is surging and which candidate is falling flat on YouTube? The channel will also let you take a deep dive into each candidate’s YouTube stats, so you can see which one has the most video views, subscribers and shares, as well as how they stack up against each other. And from each candidate’s dashboard, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel to receive regular updates and videos from the campaign trail.

There’s a long way to run in the 2012 electoral race, but one thing’s for sure - there will be some unforgettable YouTube moments along the way. will help you keep up with the story.