CNN, Gowalla Pin Joint Initiative on John King, USA

KingGowallaPin.JPGCNN and Gowalla joined forces to enable users of the location-based mobile app to follow the cable network’s John King through all 50 states for CNN series John King, USA, and awarding users who complete one of King’s suggested trips with a special pin.

King visited local diners in all 50 states shortly after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and he is embarking on a road trip Monday aboard the CNN Express bus and mobile newsroom to cover the midterm elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. King will also contribute to CNN.com food blog Eatocracy.

King said:

Washington is never a leading indicator in election cycles. You have to get out in the country and see it and taste it to get a sense of the real issues driving how Americans vote.