Candidate Tracker is a design for a widget or a module on a page to bring together background information, news stories and pictures in one complete grabbable module. You should also be able to search for a candidate by typing in a name. For e.g., the design below shows the universe of John McCain in one succinct model. The picture gallery and the newsfeed sections are supposed to refresh automatically to move on to the next picture or news story.
You can use topic_getRelatedStories to build the newsfeed. topic_getRelatedImages can be used to build the picture gallery. As for background information, you can use the DayPI topic_getInfo to get a block of text that is the abstract summary from wikipedia. However, it does not give you a the broken down information as in this design.
For the background information, it would be a good idea to do a mashup with some other people search APIs. For e.g., the ZoomInfo API - http://api.zoominfo.com/PartnerAPI/XmlOutput.aspx?query_type=people_search_query&pc=dn7vdjv2wjmcpepbj9zg8u7f&firstName=John&lastName=McCain
This is still an idea. If you would like to implement it for us, let us know.