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Party Era

historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power

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Party Identification

a citizen's self-proclaimed preference for one party or the other

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Party Image

the voters perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for

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Party Realignment

the displacement of the majority party by the minority party

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Partisan Identification

identifying with a particular party

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Party platform

a political party's statement of its goals and policies for the next four years

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Party Machine

a type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements to win votes and to govern

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Patronage

an inducement for voting for a particular party, such as a job

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Political Action Committees

the political wing of an Interest group

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Political socialization

the process by which we acquire our political beliefs

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Presidential primaries

elections in which voters in a state vote for a candidate

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Presidential Election Campaign fund

money from the $3 federal income tax which is then distributed to qualified candidates to subsidize their presidential campaigns

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Proportional election

an electoral system that awards seats in congress based upon vote totals, as opposed to winner take all

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Plurality election

an election where whoever gets the most votes wins

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Political Efficacy

the belief that one's political participation really matters

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Political party

a team of people seeking to get members of its group elected to office

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Public opinion

the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues