Chapter 7,8, and 9 Key Terms

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A meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement.
An independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States.
An election held pursuant to a periodic schedule, in which a candidate for the office that the election concerns will become the scheduled successor to that office, if that candida
The way a political party can manipulate electoral boundaries for political gain by using useful techniques and strategies to create partisan, incumbent protected and neutral distr
A group of delegates from each state and territory that runs party affairs between national conventions.
An election in which voters select candidates for a subsequent election.
Money contributed to a political party as a whole
A person who believes that moral rules are derived in part from an individual's beliefs and the circumstances of modern life.
During these a sharp, lasting shift occurs in the popular coalition supporting one or both parties.
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.
A ballet listing all candidate for a given office under the name of that office; also called a 'Massachusetts' ballot.
A meeting of party delegates elected in state primaries or caucuses that is held every four years.
A paid, full time manager of a party's day-to-day work who is elected by the national committee.
A party organization that recruits its members by dispensing patronage and that is characterized by a high degree of leadership control over member activity.
The political support provided to a candidate on the basis of personal popularity and networks.
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A group of people with interest in a shared area.
A number of persons joined or associated together for some common purpose.
A person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest.
The act of contacting one's own legislators to try to influence legislation and policy
A scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
The delivery of advertising material to recipients of postal mail in order to persuade support of either a candidate or a certain issue.
Benefits that have monetary value, including money, gifts, services, or discounts received as a result of one's membership in an organization.
The benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which one does does not personally benefit.
An assessment of a representative's voting record on issues important to an interest group.
A political organization the stated goals of which will principally benefit nonmembers.
The person currently in office.
An increase in the votes that congressional candidates usually get when they first run for reelection.
An issue dividing the electorate on which rival parties adopt different policy positions to attract voters.
Voting for a candidate because one favors his or her ideas for addressing issues after the election
Voting for or against the candidate or party in office because one likes or dislikes how things have gone in the recent past.

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