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Parties as Linkage Institutions Public Opinion Representation Public Policy
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In what ways are parties representative?
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Descriptive adjectives/phrases Democratic Party Republican Party
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Review State Party Platforms pp. 146-147 What specific groups are each of the parties appealing to in 1998? EXPLAIN
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One-Party or Two-Party State? Texas as one-party Democratic dominance of the past Texas as two-party Texas as one-party Republican dominance?
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Each has strongholds Dems Minority groups, low-income (all races), liberals, moderates, South Texas, young women working outside home, labor unions Republicans Middle and upper income non-Hispanic whites living in suburbs, conservatives, younger men, business people, professionals, Hill country
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Functions of the Political Parties Involving ordinary people in political process Recruit political leaders
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Unformatted text preview: Communicate to leaders the interests of individuals and groups Structure nature of political conflict and debate Moderate differences between groups Partially overcome fragmented structure of govt. History of Political Parties in Texas Texas as one-party Democrat Party nomination through primaries Great Depression History of Political Parties in Texas The emergence of Republicans 1961: John Tower 1978: Bill Clements 1984: Phil Gramm 1992: Kay Bailey Hutchison Factions in the Parties Democratic Party Liberals and Conservatives Republican Party Moderates, economic conservatives, social conservatives Third Parties in Texas Libertarian The Raza Unida Party Green Party Sot Party...
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