strong support for a party & its policies
the current office holder
parties that split from a majority party
supported by two parties
all of the people eligible to vote
process by which people gain their political opinions
the right to vote
a decrease in voting that occurs as voters work through the ballot
drawing electoral district lines to limit a group's voting strength
feeling of one's ability to influence politics
contributions given directly to candidates
a party's primary in which any qualified voter can vote.
contributions to a political parties or other political organizations.
a party's primary in which only declared party members can vote
regularly scheduled elections to make final selections of office holders.
person who tries to persuade public officials to do what interest groups what them to do.
issues that concern the people at large
group of people who work to shape public policy to their benefit
organization of workers who share the same type of job or who work in the same industry
the goals that a government pursues