Flashcards in Organization Of A Political Party Deck (43):
One who is nominated or designated to a position
The group of leaders who make the major decisions in the political party's election strategy
The Democratic Digest
A monthly digest of information for democrats
The vote each state is given to cast for a national candidate for President of the United States
The convention that mobilizes the national agenda and announces the candidates for the national election
Appointing individuals to political offices
The effort to establish a favorable impression with the populace
The Republican Digest
A monthly digest of information for Republicans
Chairman of the national committee and presidential candidate
Money designated for the purpose of conducting a winning campaign
Basic units of each party at each level?
National convention meets every?
Four years to nominate candidates for president and vice-president
Democratic national committee sends __ representatives from the Panama Canal
The headquarters for both major parties are located in?
How can a republican chairman become a member of his party's national committee
If most members in the congress from his states are republican
If his state has a republican governor
His state cast electoral votes in the last election for the republican candidate
Duties of the national chairman?
Campaign manager and fund-raiser
Campaign fund spending and fund management
Assisting the president in awarding loyal party workers
How are committee members chosen in most states?
Approximately how many election precincts are there around the United States?
"Watchdog" groups see to an election's?
National convention also elects?
The national committee, which acts for the party between conventions
At each level the parties have three basic units:?
Each state chooses?
Its representatives on the committee
The national committee of both major parties consists of?
One committeeman and one committeewoman from each state and from the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
The democratic National Committee also has ____ representatives from?
Two, Panama Canal Zone
Main task of each party committee?
To organize its next national convention
The party committee prepares:?
Campaign literature; secures speakers; arranges tours for the candidates from city to city and state to state; contracts for billboards, radio, and television time; and assists the state and local committees to start their political machinery rolling
The national committee members organize into?
Working committees to provide money, publicity, and speakers
Most work of the national party organization is done by the?
National committee chairman and his staff
The national chairman?
The specific leader who takes on the role of making the campaign a success
The chairman of the national committee is generally?
Selected by the party candidate for President
During Presidential election years, the chairman services as?
National campaign manager and fund-raised for his party
The national chairman of the party out-of-power?
Primary duty is to organize a program of positive education about the party for the public, to build up the party image, to direct publicity, and to keep machinery from getting rusty
The national chairman keeps the party active on?
Every level of the organization and takes political advantage of every mistake the majority party might make
The action also chairman also organizes?
The national headquarters of his party
Consists of more than one hundred permanent members
Does detailed work for Party
Has campaign, public relations, and research divisions
Both the two major parties have a?
County committee in most counties of the United States
Committee members are chosen by?
County conventions or in primaries
Country committee elects?
Maintains communication with the state party organization, and in most states, is a delegate to the state committee
County chairman have a great?
Patronage power, which they use to sway the votes of delegates at both state and national party conventions
Below the county committees are the?
City, ward, and precinct organizations
Have closest contact with voters
City and ward committeemen are selected in?
Local conventions or primaries