Unit 6.docx - Unit 6 Citizen and the State Political Parties and Interest Groups 1 Political Parties An organization of people with shared ideas about

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Unit 6: Citizen and the State- Political Parties and Interest Groups 1. Political Parties: An organization of people with shared ideas about government, politics and policy that tries to gain control of government by nominating and running people for elected office What do political parties do? - Recruit and nominate candidates - Run campaigns and elections - Organize and mobilize voters to participate in elections - Raise money - Public education around issues - Organize and operate the government America’s weak (fragmented) party system: Party in the White House (president) Party in Congress (House and Senate) Party at state-level Party at the local level (county, township, city)
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