Government Terms 10, 12 - Soft Money Government Terms...

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May 11, 2009 Dan Herber Soft Money- Book definition: Funds obtained by political parties that are spent on party activities, such as get-out-the-vote drives, but not on behalf of a specific candidate. Custom definition: Money that is given to the Republican or Democratic Party, but not the candidate. No longer exists because of laws. Crossover Voting- Book definition: Voting when someone is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party. Custom definition: Voting for the political party that one is not for because his or her will not really matter in their party’s primary. Divided Government- Book definition: One party controls the White House and another party controls one or both houses of Congress. Custom definition: One party in each of the branches, like the current government. Sophomore Surge- Book definition: An increase in the votes congressional candidates usually get when they first run for reelection. Custom definition: When a congressman becomes an incumbent, he will receive more votes (on his second year). Prospective Voting-
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2008 for the course PS 100 taught by Professor Schrad during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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