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National Party Organizations April 16, 2007
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Three Elements of Parties PAO PAO PIG PIG PIE PIE
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State central committees / LCCs State central committees / LCCs Legislative district committees Legislative district committees County committees County committees City committees City committees Ward/precinct Ward/precinct committees committees
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State and Local Parties Strength and role has varied over time Strong in the 19th century Weak in the mid-20th century Experienced a revival recently Now largely (necessary) service organizations for candidates Can (and try to) influence nominations, but cannot determine nominations Help candidates compete once get the nomination
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National central committees / LCCs National central committees / LCCs State central committees / LCCs State central committees / LCCs Legislative district committees Legislative district committees County committees County committees City committees City committees Ward/precinct Ward/precinct committees committees
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National central committees / LCCs National central committees / LCCs State central committees / LCCs State central committees / LCCs Legislative district committees Legislative district committees County committees County committees City committees City committees Ward/precinct Ward/precinct committees committees IPOs and affiliated groups IPOs and affiliated groups
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What Is the National Party? Central committees? DNC: Democratic National Committee (1848) RNC: Republican National Committee (1856) Legislative campaign committees? RNCC: Republican National Congressional Committee (1866) DCCC: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (18??) DSCC: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (1916) RNSC: Republican National Senatorial Committee (1916)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 160 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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