Any group that seeks to influence public policy.
Individuals or groups representing other organizations.
The sense of pleasure, status, or companionship arising from group membership.
Money, things, or services obtainable from interest group membership.
An organization whose goals, if realized, would benefit primarily nongroup members.
Political party founded by Thomas Jefferson.
Group of reformers who were able to reduce the worst forms of political corruption within political parties.
A citizen's sense that he or she can understand and influence politics.
Hatch Act of 1939
Reform oriented legislation which took federal employees out of machine politics.
A political party organization that recruits its members by the use of tangible incentives and is characterized by a high degree of leadership control over members' activities.
A political party organization built around allegiance to a particular candidate.
Simply refers to getting more votes in an election than the other candidates—but not necessarily a majority.
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office by supplying them with a label.
national party convention
The ultimate authority in both major political parties in the United States.
Members of the House of Representations are elected from these.
Parties that value principle above all else.
Campaign money which is not regulated by the government.
Political party founded by Alexander Hamilton.
A closed meeting of party leaders to select party candidates.
Campaign money which is subject to regulation by the government.