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Bolter parties

Splinter parties
The reform party

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Doctrinal party

Represent an ideology considered too radical by mainstream parties (socialist and libertarian)

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Single issue parties

Promote one principle -independent party and segregation

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Independent candidates

Run without party affiliation

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Loyal opposition

Minority party constantly checking the majority party

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Party base

A group of people that associate themselves with a certain party. They are usually living in a state that is red or blue, and they fit into the social classes that the certain party aims to attract.

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Economic groups

Interest groups that include groups formed to promote and protect members economic interests like a labor groups professional groups and general interests

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Government interest groups

Include groups that represent nations governors mayors and foreign governments

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How interest groups influence gov

Direct lobbying
testifying before Congress
socializing
political donations
endorsements
court action
rallying their membership
propaganda

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Buckley v. Valeo

Determines limits on when government officials could begin lobbying when they joined interest groups also upheld federal limits on campaign contributions and ruled that donating money to influence elections as a form of constitutionally protected speech

Also can donate to your own campaign

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Bipartisan campaign reform act BCRA

McCain feingold act

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Characteristics of public opinion

Saliency-the degree to which it is important to a particular individual or group
Intensity- how strongly people feel about an issue
Stability- how quickly opinions change