15 terms

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favorite son
a candidate for national office who has support mostly from his home state
plurality
the largest number of something, but less than a majority
majority
greater than half of a total number of something
facilitate
to help make happen
mudslinging
a method in election campaigns that uses gossip and lies to make an opponent look bad
participate
to take part in
bureaucracy
a system of government in which specialized tasks are carried out by appointed officials rather than by elected ones
spoils system
practice of handing out government jobs to supporters; replacing government employees with the winning candidate's supporters
nominating convention
a meeting in which representative members of a political party choose candidates to run for important elected offices
federal
relating to a national government
relocate
to move to another place
survive
to continue existing or living after nearly being destroyed
institution
an organization that has an important purpose in society
veto
to reject a bill and prevent it from becoming law
symbol
a word or object that stands for something else

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