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Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Parties and Elections Functions of...

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Chapter 4 Parties and Elections Functions of parties Responsive party model: organize elections, organize government leadership, direct public policy Each county has rep and dem party: Rep Party of FL, FL Dem Party Rise of party competition Old Democratic Party: post-civil war went back to roots Factionalism- “friends and neighbors” are basis of support when there was only one party Began to vote for Rep Pres candidates from 1952 and on (except LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama) all southern dems except Obama Dem control of state capitol (until 1990s), except Kirk, Martinez, Bush, Crist Party Identification (determined by surveys) 1985: FAPS more Fl identified as Rep than Dem, but more registered as Dems. Reagan effect, inmigration helped Rep growth, liberal dems moving in, GOP organizations (more organized than Dems). Rep have never had more registered voters than Dems in the state Elections closed primaries local levels still vote dem NPA- no party affiliation- increasing, growing faster than Rep and Dem
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