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Nomination

Official endorsement of a candidate for Office by a political party.

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Campaign strategy

The master game plan candidates layout to guide their electoral campaign

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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

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Caucus

Meeting of all state party leaders for selecting delegates to the national party convention.

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Presidential primaries

How much is in which voters in a state vote for a candidate.

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Mcgovern-fraser commision

Commission formed at the 1968 Democratic convention in response to demands for reform by minority groups and the other sought better representation

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Super delegates

National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the democratic National party convention.

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Frontloading

Recent tendency of the states to hold primaries early in the calendar in order to capitalize on media attention

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National primary

Proposal by critics of the Caucasus and presidential primaries. Which would replace these electoral methods with A nationwide primary held early in the election

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Regional primaries

Proposal played critics of the Caucasus and presidential primaries to replace these electoral methods with a series of primaries held and each geographic region.

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Party platform

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

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Direct mail

Method of raising money for a political cause or a candidate

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Federal election campaign act

Law passed in 1974 for reforming campaign finances. Created the Federal election commission (FEC).

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Federal election commission (FEC)

Six-member by bipartisan Agency created by the federal election campaign act of 1974.

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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

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Matching funds

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

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Soft money

Political contributions earmarked for party building expenses as the grassroots level or for generic party advertising

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Political action committee (PACs)

Funding vehicles created by the 1974 campaign-finance reforms

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Selective perception

Phenomenon that people often pay the most attention to things they already agree with and interpret them according to their own predispositions