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AP Gov Chapters 10-11
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A statewide primary election of delegates to a political party's national convention, held to determine a party's presidential nominee.
A party leader or elected official who is given the right to vote at the party's national convention. Superdelegates are not elected at the state level.
a paid professional hired to devise a campaign strategy and manage a campaign
The campaign professional who directs fundraising, campaign spending, and compliance with campaign finance laws and reporting requirements.
The person or firm who conducts public opinion polls for the campaign
A professional specialist who plans the communications strategy and advertising campaign for the candidate.
The individual who interacts directly with the journalists covering the campaign
Get out the vite
This phrase describes the multiple efforts expended by campaigns to get voters out to the polls on Election Day
a poll taken for the candidate on a nearly daily basis as election day approaches
A small group of individuals who are led in discussion by a professional consultant in order to gather opinions on and responses to candidates and issues.
Corrupt Practices Acts
A series of acts passed by Congress in an attempt to limit and regulate the size and sources of contributions and expenditures in political campaigns.
An act passed in 1939 that restricted the political activities of government employees. It also prohibited a political group from spending more than $3 million in any campaign and limited individual contributions to a campaign committee to $5,000.
This refers to political contributions and campaign spending that is recorded under the regulations set forth in law and by the Federal Election Commission.
Political Action Committee (PAC)
A committee set up by and representing a corporation, labor union, or special interest group. PACs raise and give campaign donations.
Campaign contributions unregulated by federal or state law, usually given to parties and party committees to help fund general party activities.
Issue advocacy advertising
Advertising paid for by interest groups that support or oppose a candidate or a candidate's position on an issue without mentioning voting or elections.
Nonregulated contributions from PACs, organizations, and individuals. The funds may be spent on advertising or other campaign activities so long as those expenditures are not coordinated with those of a candidate.
A presidential primary in which contending candidates compete for popular votes but the results do not control the selection of delegates to the national convention
A meeting of party members designed to select candidates and propose polices
A type of primary in which the voter is limited to choosing candidates of the party of which he or she is a member.
a primary in which any registered voter can vote (but must vote for candidates of only one party)
The presidential candidate who appears to be ahead at a given time in the primary season
The practice of moving presidential primary elections to the early part of the campaign to maximize the impact of these priorities on the nomination
A committee used by political parties at their national conventions to determine which delegates may participate. The committee inspects the claim of each prospective delegate to be seated as a legitimate representative of his or her state.
A state that is likely to be so closely fought that the campaigns devote exceptional effort to winning the popular and electoral vote
Issues that are perceived by the political community as meriting public attention and governmental action.
information generated and distributed by the government in such a way as to give government interests priority over candor
A term for sensationalistic, irresponsible journalism. Reputedly, the term is an allusion to the cartoon "The Yellow Kid" in the old New York World, a newspaper especially noted for its sensationalism.
Communication channels that involve electronic transmissions, such as radio, television, and, to an increasing extent, the Internet.
Broadcasting that is targeted to one small sector of the population.
A method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video files, for downloading onto mobile devices or personal computers.
a brief, memorable comment that can easily be fit into news broadcasts
An interpretation of campaign events or election results that is favorable to the candidate's campaign strategy.
a political campaign adviser who tries to convince journalists of the truth of a particular interpretation of events
White House press corps
The reporters assigned full-time to cover the presidency.
The presidential staff member responsible for handling White House media relations and communications
The public's right of access to the media. The Federal Communications Commission and the courts have gradually taken the stance that citizens do have a right to media access.
an inclination or a preference that interferes with impartial judgement
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