Flashcards in Chapter 9 Vocab Deck (19):
Official endorsement of a candidate for Office by a political party.
The master game plan candidates layout to guide their electoral campaign
National party convention
Supreme power within each of the parties. The convention meets every four years to nominate the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates and to write the party's platform
Meeting of all state party leaders for selecting delegates to the national party convention.
How much is in which voters in a state vote for a candidate.
Commission formed at the 1968 Democratic convention in response to demands for reform by minority groups and the other sought better representation
National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the democratic National party convention.
Recent tendency of the states to hold primaries early in the calendar in order to capitalize on media attention
Proposal by critics of the Caucasus and presidential primaries. Which would replace these electoral methods with A nationwide primary held early in the election
Proposal played critics of the Caucasus and presidential primaries to replace these electoral methods with a series of primaries held and each geographic region.
Political party statement of its goals and policies for the next four years. Drafted prior to the party convention by a committee whose members are chosen and rough proportion each candidate strength
Method of raising money for a political cause or a candidate
Federal election campaign act
Law passed in 1974 for reforming campaign finances. Created the Federal election commission (FEC).
Federal election commission (FEC)
Six-member by bipartisan Agency created by the federal election campaign act of 1974.
Presidential election campaign fund
Money from the three dollar federal income tax check off goes into this fund, which is distributed qualified candidates to subsidize their presidential campaign
Intrusions of up to $250 are matched from the presidential election campaign fund two candidates for presidential nomination who qualify and agreed to meet various conditions such as limiting their overall spend
Political contributions earmarked for party building expenses as the grassroots level or for generic party advertising
Political action committee (PACs)
Funding vehicles created by the 1974 campaign-finance reforms