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A meeting of local party members to choose party officials or candidates for public office and to decide the platform.
Voting for candidates of different parties for different offices at the same election
Voters who frequently swing their support from one party to another.
Independent groups that seek to influence the political process but are not subject to contribution restrictions because they do not directly advocate the election of a particular
an act that limited campaign contributions and established an independent agency to administer stricter election laws
A six-member bipartisan agency created by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974. The federal Election Commission administers and enforces campaign finance laws.
A regularly scheduled local, state, or national election in which voters elect officeholders.
Process of redrawing legislative boundaries for the purpose of benefiting the party in power.
a candidate who is already currently in the position
an issue about which the public is united and rival candidates or political parties adopt similar positions in hopes that each will be thought to best represent those widely shared
The boost that candidates may get in an election because of the popularity of candidates above them on the ballot, especially the president.
The reallocation of the number of representatives each state has in the House of Representatives.
the problem faced by interest groups when citizens can reap the benefits of interest group action without actually joining, participating in, or contributing money to such groups.
when a candidate is moving presidential primary elections to the early part of the campaign, to maximize the impact of certain states or regions on the nomination.
Person in office more likely to win (name recognition, free mailing, media coverage)
Contributions of up to $250 matched from the presidential Election Campaign Fund to candidates for the presidential nomination who qualify and agree to meet various conditions, suc
a House or Senate race with no incumbent (because of death or retirement)
a centralized party organization that dominates local politics by controlling elections
the slow rearrangement of party coalitions, based more on demographic shifts than on shocks to the political system
Campaign contributions unregulated by federal or state law, usually given to parties and party committees to help fund general party activities.
a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure
a standard speech that candidates give during a political campaign
Day when several states hold their presidential primaries (usually the second Tuesday in March)
National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the Democratic national party convention.
The condition in which voters grow tired of all candidates by the time Election Day arrives, and may thus be less likely to vote
Political campaigning where candidate makes a series of brief appearances/speeches at many small towns over a short period of time
an election in which the candidate who gets the most votes gets all the delegates
length of a term in office is specified, not indefinite
Not all offices are up for election at the same time
An election system in which each party running receives the proportion of legislative seats corresponding to its proportion of the vote
an elector who does not vote for his or her state's popular vote winner
an electoral system used in electing the president and vice president in which voters vote for electors pledged to cast their ballots for a particular party's candidates
the official endorsement of a candidate for office by a political party
elections in which voters in a state vote for a candidate (or delegates pledged to him/her)
the recent tendency of states to hold primaries early in the calendar in order to capitalize on media attention
a political party's statement of its goals and policies for the next four years. It drafted prior to the party convention by a committee whose members are chosen in rough proporti
a high-tech method of raising money for a political cause or candidate. It involves sending information and requests for money to people whose names appear on lists of those who h
contributions of up to $250 are matched from the presidential election campaign fund to candidates for the presidential nomination who qualify and agree to meet various conditions
the phenomenon that people often pay the most attention to things they already agree with and interpret them according to their own predispositions
a commission formed at the 1968 democratic convention in response to demands for reform by minority groups and others who sought better representation

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