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Unformatted text preview: lines up against a majority of Republicans o About half of votes are party unity votes o Must work for discipline o Power comes from what leadership can do for the partyhave control over resources i.e. fate of bills, pork, committee assignments o Leaders become leaders because they are effective politicians, often not from the ideological extremes of the party, but can negotiate between different wings of the party o Eurorebels- conservatives who were very hostile to the thought of the integration of the EU and they were basically booted out of the party o Members of the party share similar goals and ideas which leads to the amount of party discipline...
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- Spring '08
- American Politics