Test Three Notes

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Test Three Notes 7/20/06 Congressional Elections Bicameral Legistlature (Common Structure in US) - House: Popularly Elected, Voice of people. *Truly democratic Elected Frequently (Every 2 years) - Senate: Originally selected by states—Now directly Elected*(17 th Amend) Elected less frequently (Every 6 years, staggered) Goal: Create an experienced group of lawmakers Founders (Madison) had teacup analogy. Hot Tea=House Saucer= Senate- Senate could tame and cool the passions of the people. *Not subject to passion 1 Chamber does not, Nebraska Campaign Begins Nomination - Primary Elections - Caucuses - Whatever the mode of nomination, participants in the nomination phase of voting will be more extreme than the general electorate - Incumbents are generally unopposed in primary elections - In 1-party states/districts, the nomination is the election - Succeeding in the General Election Candidates need two things 1) Money 2) Strategy Money Spent in Congressional Elections - Enormous costs to winning Congressional Elections
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course POLIS 101 taught by Professor Haynes during the Summer '08 term at UGA.

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