influence that a popular canddiate for a top office can have on the voters' support of other canddidates of his/her party on the same ballot.
a union of persons or groups of diverse interests, an alliance of parties for the purpose of forming a government.
a politician has to take a stand that agrees with their party or else they wont get elected. Used to make sure canddiate is on the same page as everyone else.
base of support
people who are the most loyal in a party and will definatly vote for the party they belong in.
nominating canddiates that represent different parties of the country and diffrent sections.
in an election, at least one more vota than that recieved by any other candidate, a plurality may or may not be a majority of the total vote.
independent and unaffiliated
not a democrat or a republican. Don't take a political stand. in the middle.
activities of an agent (lobbyist) for a pressure group, usually to influence public policy.
(approval by the voters) The instruction or commands a constituency gives to its elected officials concerning policies.
the voters that havent commited to one party or another and can change the outcome of the elction.
Political Action Committee
(PAC) Political arm of a special interest group that seeks to influence elections and public policy decisions.