April 6 - From the Wizard of Oz to War Room - Party Systems and Candidate-Centered Campaigns

April 6 - From the Wizard of Oz to War Room - Party Systems and Candidate-Centered Campaigns

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Political Science 201 American Government April 6, 2007 From the Wizard of Oz to War Rooms: Party systems and Candidate-Centered Campaigns Political Party o Broad organized groups of office-holders, activists, and loyal voters whose central goal is to win elections, control government, and shape public policy. o Party-in-Government The officials who were elected under a party banner (e.g. Republican party-in-government: the Bush White House, Republican Senators, House Republican Conference, Republican Governors, mayor Bloomberg, Republican on the Buffalo City council, etc.)
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Unformatted text preview: o Party-as-Organization The official bureaucracy or formal apparatus of the party, including party headquarters, offices, and leaders. (e.g. Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, California Republican Party, New Your state Democratic Committee, Middlesex County Republican committee, etc.) o Party-in-the-Electorate All the voters that consider themselves members of a party, or those who unequivocally identify themselves in a political party...
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