Mitt Romney holds Google+ Hangout

Just as voters in Illinois are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the Republican primary today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is participating in a Google+ hangout.

Dubbing the event "Hang out with Mitt," the live-streaming discussion is being held on Romney's Google+ page and on YouTube.

According to Steve Grove, head of Community Partnerships with Google+, this is the first in a series of Hangouts that will include all of the GOP presidential hopefuls.

"In American politics, there's nothing quite so frantic or fast-paced as a presidential campaign," wrote Grove in a blog post. "Short campaign stops and relentless travel schedules can make it difficult for candidates to sit down with supporters and discuss the issues. Google+ Hangouts have made that a little bit easier, providing new ways for politicians, political organizations, advocates and campaigners to connect directly over video to share information online."

Google+ users can pose their questions by using the #AskMitt hash tag on the social network.

The Republicans aren't the first to come up with the idea.

In January, President Barack Obama participated in a Google+ Hangout, following his State of the Union address.

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Sarah

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Google + is a good way for politicians to connect with a different type of audience, perhaps unreachable with traditional media. It's also a sign of legitimacy for the new social network Google +. Having politicians like Mitt Romney use its hangout feature to connect with voters shows that there is some real weight to Google+.

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