Notes on Primaries and caucuses - Primaries and caucuses Party caucus local gathering of party members to choose convention delegates Presidential

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Primaries and caucuses Party caucus: local gathering of party members to choose convention delegates Presidential primary: an election by which voters choose convention delegates committed to voting for a certain candidate Open primary vs. closed primary Presidential campaigns, cont’d. Primaries and caucuses, cont’d. Front-loading: the process of scheduling presidential primaries early in the primary season Frontrunner: the leading candidate and expected winner of a nomination or an election Momentum: the widely held public perspective that a candidate has gained electoral strength
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Unformatted text preview: • National Conventions • Role of national conventions • Conventions play changed role from past – Nominee is already known; merely make it official – Choose vice presidential candidate – Approve party platform • General election campaign • The Electoral College defines strategy – Visit large and competitive states – Number of electors each state has = size of its congressional representation – Winner-take-all rule used to select the president – Criticisms of the Electoral College…. • Who runs the campaign? – Professional campaign managers...
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  • Fall '14
  • Jergens
  • President of the United States, United States presidential primary, United States presidential election, election campaign

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