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Appointee

One who is nominated or designated to a position

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Committee

The group of leaders who make the major decisions in the political party's election strategy

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The Democratic Digest

A monthly digest of information for democrats

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Electoral votes

The vote each state is given to cast for a national candidate for President of the United States

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Mass meeting

The convention that mobilizes the national agenda and announces the candidates for the national election

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Patronage

Appointing individuals to political offices

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Public relations

The effort to establish a favorable impression with the populace

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The Republican Digest

A monthly digest of information for Republicans

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Specific leaders

Chairman of the national committee and presidential candidate

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War chest

Money designated for the purpose of conducting a winning campaign

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Basic units of each party at each level?

Mass meeting
Committee

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National convention meets every?

Four years to nominate candidates for president and vice-president

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Democratic national committee sends __ representatives from the Panama Canal

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The headquarters for both major parties are located in?

Washington D.C.

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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

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Duties of the national chairman?

Campaign manager and fund-raiser
Campaign fund spending and fund management
Public relations
Assisting the president in awarding loyal party workers

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How are committee members chosen in most states?

Primaries
Conventions

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Approximately how many election precincts are there around the United States?

150,000

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"Watchdog" groups see to an election's?

Ethics

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National convention also elects?

The national committee, which acts for the party between conventions

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At each level the parties have three basic units:?

Mass meeting
Committee
Specific leaders

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Each state chooses?

Its representatives on the committee

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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

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The democratic National Committee also has ____ representatives from?

Two, Panama Canal Zone

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Main task of each party committee?

To organize its next national convention

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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

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The national committee members organize into?

Working committees to provide money, publicity, and speakers

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Most work of the national party organization is done by the?

National committee chairman and his staff

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The national chairman?

The specific leader who takes on the role of making the campaign a success

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The chairman of the national committee is generally?

Selected by the party candidate for President

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During Presidential election years, the chairman services as?

National campaign manager and fund-raised for his party

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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

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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

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The action also chairman also organizes?

The national headquarters of his party

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Headquarters staff?

Consists of more than one hundred permanent members
Does detailed work for Party
Has campaign, public relations, and research divisions

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Both the two major parties have a?

County committee in most counties of the United States

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Committee members are chosen by?

County conventions or in primaries

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Country committee elects?

County chairman

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County chairman?

Maintains communication with the state party organization, and in most states, is a delegate to the state committee

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County chairman have a great?

Patronage power, which they use to sway the votes of delegates at both state and national party conventions

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Below the county committees are the?

City, ward, and precinct organizations
Have closest contact with voters

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City and ward committeemen are selected in?

Local conventions or primaries

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In some state precincts committeemen or captains are also?

Chosen in primaries
In others the county committee selects them