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government governs best when governs least, most regulation should be state or local level
more in primaries, consider self one political party and vote full slate of candidates for the other political party
middle, majority of Americans, accept government as they find it, mind changes depending on the issue
5 jobs to write party platform, oversee state committee, supervise selection of candidates on national level, fund raising and organize the national convention
ability of a political party to distribute jobs or favors (abuse: hiring unqualified people)
operate at County Level, behind the scenes powerbrokers to pull strings to put someone in office, help people in situations and use voting in return
basic unit, do the grunt work (run polling places, count ballots), Precinct Captain is head
Presidential Preference Primary
only in Presidential Primary, no delegates commit to anyone so an unselected official can be voted in
someone who believes problems of the country can only be solved by extreme measures and require immediate change
only gets votes from delegates if it's a brokered convention, gets votes from behind the scenes and is an unexpected nominee
"Balancing the Ticket"
used to select running mate of President who is strong in some area the candidate is weak in
a body of ideas of the world that reflect the social needs, values and ideas of an individual group
type of open primary, vote for candidates on an office to office basis, for either party
no one gets the majority in primary so the top 2 are selected and another primary is run
Political Action Committees (PACS)
pol arm of an interest group set up to contribute to pol campaigns
someone who's leaving office but continues to serve for a short time even though someone has been newly selected
5 jobs to write party platform, oversee county committee, supervise selection of candidates on state level, fund raising and organize the state convention
Chosen in a Caucus, Picked in a Primary, Appointed; applies t becoming part of Precinct, State Committee, and National Committee
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