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A party organization that recruits its members by the use of tangible incentives,” such as money, “that is characterized by a high degree of leadership control over member acti
Parties that value principles above winning elections. They are often third parties, such as the Socialist, Socialist Workers, Libertarian, and Right-to-Life parties.
The extremely rare political occurrence in which only two parties ever have a chance of winning a national election. In the United States, politics is dominated by the Democratic a
A system in which the person who gets the most votes, even if she does not get a majority of all votes counts, wins the election. This applies to all elections, whether represenati
The term used to describe when a candidate as a person appeals to individuals for assistance, rather than relying on the party. The personality and popularity of the candidate is t
Voting for canidates of different parties for various offices in the same election. The frequency of this is causing a decline in the influence of the political parties in America.
The seek and single policy, that is usually stated in the name of the party and they do not take into consideration of other issues.
They are usually created by a split in a major party. The major party usually splits over issues of identity and philosophy of the major party's presidential candidate.
Meeting of party followers in which party delegates are selected. Only the most devoted partisans attend the caucuses of their respective parties.
Professional politicians; aka the old guard. Wanted to build up party machines, develop party loyalty, and dispense patronage.
Funds solicited from individuals, corporation, and unions that are spent on party activities, such as voter registration campaigns and voting drives, rather than on behalf of a spe
A committee that raises and spends campaign contributions on behalf of one or more candidates or causes. Usually created by corporations, labor unions, or special interest groups.
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
An increase in the votes that congressional candidates usually get when they first run for reelection
Spending by political action committees on political matters that is done directly and not by giving money to a candidate or party.
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 disapp
a vote cast by a person who does not like either candidate of an election and selects the lesser of the evils presented.
involves looking at how things have gone in the recent past and then voting for the party that controls the white house if we like what has happened and voting against the party if
Involves for voter to know information about the candidate and the issues that they stand for.
When people take one side or another because of where they stand on a specific position.
the benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which one does not personally benefit.
A party that values pricipled stands on issues above all else, including winning. It claims to have a comprehensive view of American Society and government radically different from
The social rewards that lead people to join local or state political organizations. People who find politics fun and want to meet others who share their interests are said to respo
getting a magazine if you join a polticial interest group
An assessment of a represenative's voting record on issues important to an interest group. such ratings are designed to generate public support for or opposition to a legislator
a person attempting to influence governemnt decisions on behalf of the gorup
a valued benefit obtained by joining a political organization
an organization of people sharing a common interest or goal that seeks to influencethe making of public policy
A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social and political order. The civil rights movement of the 1960's was such an event, as are broadly based religious reviva
An interest group organized to influence government decisions

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