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In _____ the public was able to view an almost day-to-day attempt of billionaire _______ to create a _____ party which would rival the power of the democrats and republicans

1992, Ross Perot, third

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Ross Perot's third party is?

Still in existence today although it did not achieve the power desired

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Adopt

Accept and agree upon

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Campaign

A unified and organized effort with a goal in mind

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Campaign manager

The director of a political agenda whose goal is to place a closed candidate in office

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Controversial

An issue that may not be agreed upon by many different sides, and causes many debates

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Local level

On a smaller, non-widespread scale

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National level

On a country-wide scale

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Nominate

To formally suggest and recommend a candidate for election

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Plank

An issue upon which the campaign may build such as civil rights, taxes, energy, or education

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Platform

The declared policy of a political group

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Precinct

An election region or section of a community

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Strategy

A plan of action

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The Constitution of the United States made no provision for?

The selection and nomination of candidates, the method of conducting campaigns, or the financing of campaigns for elections

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The first political parties were formed from?

Washington's administration

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What is the function of political parties?

Selecting the candidate
Designing the platform
Conducting the campaign
Campaign financing

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After the candidate for the party has been selected?

The party program or platform is designed for the coming campaign

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Each party must ____ its campaign properly so ____ is one of the most important functions of the party

Finance, fundraising

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If it wins the election, the party is also responsible for?

Carrying out the programs it designed before and during the campaign

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Few candidates or officeseekers are nominated outside the?

Party lines

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It is important that parties do the job of selecting candidates because?

The number running for public office must be small if one person is to get enough of a majority to win

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After the candidates are chosen by their respective parties?

The voters are given the opportunity to choose between them

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The platform is put into ___ and adopted by the party at its?

Writing, national convention every fourth year

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The parts of the platform are presented to the people in the form of?

Planks or issues

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The issued are seldom clear-cut because?

Both major parties try to appeal to as many voters as possible

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Few candidates for state or national offices could be elected without?

The support of their party

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In conducting the campaign, the party distributes?

Literature and contracts and pays for radio and television time including as much prime time as possible

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The party coins _____ to help reflect the position of the party and its candidates

Campaign slogans

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The party searches for information?

That will work against the opposing candidate

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The national committee assigns leaders to?

Go to certain states to help campaign for their party's candidate, especially in states where opposition may be stronger

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Locally, party workers strive to?

Get people out to vote in their precincts on Election Day

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If a candidate appears to be headed for a loss?

He or she may concede the election to the other candidate

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The 1996 Federal Election Commission reported that?

Texas Senator Phil Gramm spent over $9,600,000 on his campaign-and he didn't even win the Republican Presidential nomination

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With the exception of extremely wealthy people, most candidates cannot?

Finance their own campaigns on a district, state, or national level without the support of the party they represent

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The party acts as the ________ for collecting funds for all its candidates and often campaign for all these candidates as a ____

Central agency, unit

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The party distributes funds among?

The candidates

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Law passed in 1966?

Allows each taxpayer to mark a box on his income-tax return requesting that one dollar (or two for couples) go into a Presidential campaign fund to be shared by the parties

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This law was suspended in _____ and reinstated in ____

June 1967, 1972

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Parties depend largely on?

Private donations for their campaign funding

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Other donations come from?

Corporations

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The party out of office will look forward to?

Gaining some seats in the senate and House during state elections

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A duty of the loyal opposition is to?

Take a firm stand on the program of the administration and publicize its views.