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Elections Nomination General Election
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2004 Texas Primary Voter Turnout 2004 Republican Primary VAP 4.3% Reg 5.6% 2004 Democratic Primary VAP 5.2% Reg 6.8%
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Nomination Caucus Primary
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Types of Primaries Closed Open Unitary What is Texas?
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Texas General Election Voter Turnout 2000 Presidential General Election VAP 44.3% Registered 51.8% 2002 Gubernatorial General Election VAP 29.3% Registered 36.2% 2004 Presidential General Election VAP 46.1% Registered 56.6%
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Expense 2004 campaigns Texas House candidates $27 million Texas Senate candidates $10 million
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The Role of Money Purposes Hire campaign staff Cover overhead expenses Purchase advertising Hire consultants Strategy, polling, media, opposition research,
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Unformatted text preview: fundraisers – Hire field organizers for GOTV Sources of Money • Candidates themselves • Political Action Committees (PACs) • Individuals Redistricting • Election districts redrawn every 10 years – adjust for changes in population. • Redistricting – Process of redrawing the boundaries of legislative districts Who draws the legislative districts? How did we end up with redistricting? Voting Rights Act • Preclearance • Majority-minority districts • Bush v. Vera Politics of Redistricting • Gerrymandering • Legislative Redistricting Board – Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, Land commissioner, and Attorney General...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 1133 taught by Professor Esparza during the Spring '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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