Flashcards in 6. How Do You Form A Political Party? Deck (42):
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
Ross Perot's third party is?
Still in existence today although it did not achieve the power desired
Accept and agree upon
A unified and organized effort with a goal in mind
The director of a political agenda whose goal is to place a closed candidate in office
An issue that may not be agreed upon by many different sides, and causes many debates
On a smaller, non-widespread scale
On a country-wide scale
To formally suggest and recommend a candidate for election
An issue upon which the campaign may build such as civil rights, taxes, energy, or education
The declared policy of a political group
An election region or section of a community
A plan of action
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
The first political parties were formed from?
What is the function of political parties?
Selecting the candidate
Designing the platform
Conducting the campaign
After the candidate for the party has been selected?
The party program or platform is designed for the coming campaign
Each party must ____ its campaign properly so ____ is one of the most important functions of the party
If it wins the election, the party is also responsible for?
Carrying out the programs it designed before and during the campaign
Few candidates or officeseekers are nominated outside the?
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
After the candidates are chosen by their respective parties?
The voters are given the opportunity to choose between them
The platform is put into ___ and adopted by the party at its?
Writing, national convention every fourth year
The parts of the platform are presented to the people in the form of?
Planks or issues
The issued are seldom clear-cut because?
Both major parties try to appeal to as many voters as possible
Few candidates for state or national offices could be elected without?
The support of their party
In conducting the campaign, the party distributes?
Literature and contracts and pays for radio and television time including as much prime time as possible
The party coins _____ to help reflect the position of the party and its candidates
The party searches for information?
That will work against the opposing candidate
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
Locally, party workers strive to?
Get people out to vote in their precincts on Election Day
If a candidate appears to be headed for a loss?
He or she may concede the election to the other candidate
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
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
The party acts as the ________ for collecting funds for all its candidates and often campaign for all these candidates as a ____
Central agency, unit
The party distributes funds among?
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
This law was suspended in _____ and reinstated in ____
June 1967, 1972
Parties depend largely on?
Private donations for their campaign funding
Other donations come from?
The party out of office will look forward to?
Gaining some seats in the senate and House during state elections