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party organization that recruits its members by the use of tangible incentives- money, political jobs, an opportunity to get favors from government.
Ch. 7 
An electoral system with two dominant parties that compete in state or national elections. Third parties have little chance of winning.
Ch. 7 
Divisive stance on issues based on region. It caused major tension in the 1800s because of the issue of slavery, which ultimately caused a civil war.
Ch. 7 
A party separate from the traditional two parties, thus nicknamed “third parties”. Are inevitable in the American party system.
Ch. 7 
Minor parties resulting from a split in the major parties, usually over the dislike of the major party’s presidential candidate.
Ch. 7 
Period of time where there is a major shift in party loyalties, usually happens at the time of an election or just after one.
Ch. 7 
a group that seeks to elect candidates to public office by supplying them with a label—a “party identification”—by which they are known to the electorate.
Ch. 7 
US; winner take all system. We are not proportionally divided, but all votes are given to who has the most votes.
Ch. 7  
meeting of party delegates elected in state primaries, caucuses, or conventions that is held every 4 years. For nominating presidents and vice presidents.
Ch. 7 
party leaders and elected officials who become delegates to the national convention without having to run in primaries or caucuses. Party rules determine the percentage of del. rep
Ch. 7 
50+ people who ban together to donate funds: $5000/person/election. $15,000 max per party. Basically, it's a loophole used to circumvent spending restrictions.
Ch. 8 
paid commercial advertisements that get issues across. Less favored by the public, ironically, because they are more informative.
Ch. 8 
free news publicity that increases visibility and likability of candidates. Really just face time. Glances over hotbutton issues but still attracts public to candidate.
Ch. 8 
matters on which rival parties are distinguished by the degree to which the parties are associated with conditions, goals, or symbols the electorate universally approves or disap.
Ch. 8 
way to donate money to campaigns. Individuals, corporations, labor unions, and other groups could give unlimited amounts of money to political parties but not to cand.
Ch. 8 
A person who currently holds a public office
Ch. 8 
Drawing the boundaries of political districts in bizarre or unusual shapes to make it easy for candidates of the party in power to win elections in those districts
Ch. 8 
Drawing the boundaries of political districts so that districts are very unequal in population
Ch. 8 
Spending by political action committees on political matters that is done directly and not by giving money to a candidate or party.
Ch. 8 
deviation from generalized stock speech to address a key issue. Still over-rehearsed and precise, but it focuses on one specific issue.
Ch. 8 
advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail
Ch. 9 
one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States Its mission is 'to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality
Ch. 9 
Largest interest group in America . Low-cost life insurance, discount drugs, tax advice for older Americans.
Ch. 9 
a type of group action. They are large informal groupings of individuals and/or organizations focused on specific political or social issues.
Ch. 9 
An organization of people sharing a common interest or goal that seeks to influence the making of public policy
Ch. 9 
Benefits that have monetary value, including money, gifts, services, or discounts received from membership in an organization.
Ch. 9 
The benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which he or she does not personally benefit.
Ch. 9 
Political Organizations that attract members by appealing to their political convictions with coherent sets of controversial principles.
Ch. 9  
A valued benefit obtained by joining a political organization
Ch. 9 
An interest group organized to influence government decisions, especially legislation
Ch. 9 

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