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AP Government Political Parties – Chapter 8 I. Party Significance Political Party - team seeking to _________ the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election (Goal = ____________) Functions of Political Parties o Serve as _________________________________ o Parties specifically: Recruit, nominate, and support _________________________________________________. Help with ____________________, including ____________________ and media strategy __________________________________ and _____________________ of voters. Provide ______________ for voters to determine candidates’ political ideology (________________________) Enacts its ____________________ when in the majority and ____________________ positions when in the minority (see leadership & committee system in Chapters 11/12) II. Party in the electorate: the voters who ________________ with the party Party Identification – no formal ________________________ - self–proclaimed ________________ o Parties modify their policies and messaging to appeal to various demographic _________________. ________________________ voting - voting for candidates from one political party for all offices _________________________ voting declining in recent years Upsurge of _____________________ in the last 25 years (Anthony Downs Rational-choice theory) But those in the party are more _________________________ III. Party as an Organization: day-to-day "professionals" who organize and run the party Parties are _______________________ and _____________________. Party leaders _______________ over policy.
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