PolSci-CAMPAIGNS_AND_ELECTIONS

PolSci-CAMPAIGNS_AND_ELECTIONS - C. Independent...

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CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS I. Elections defined A. Elections are the means to choose representatives B. Direct Democracy 1. Referendum/initiative C. Indirect Democracy II. Systems of elections A. Partisan/non partisan B. General v. Primary 1. Primary elections a. Run by parties b. Party nominations c. Conventions d. Candidate centered campaigns 2. Types of primaries a. Closed, Open, Blanket C. Strategic voting and raiding III. The nomination process A. Develop a strategy 1. Front runner, large state, delegate, B. Differences between Republican and Democrat nominations 1. Super delegates C. Conventions IV. General election A. Strategy 1. 50 state strategy 2. Get out the vote strategy 3. Base strategy B. Media use 1. Free paid advertising 2. Negative campaigning C. Role of incumbency 1. Name recognition 2. Use of the office 3. Campaign contributions V. Money in elections A. Cost of elections 1. President 1 Billion 2. House and senate vary a. House over a million B. Hard, soft money
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Unformatted text preview: C. Independent expenditures 1. 527 groups VI. Voter in elections A. The best predictor is party id. 1. retrospective/prospective voting B. Increase of independents C. Continuum D. campaigning is for a small percentage of voters E. Low voter turnout 1. Registration about 7% increase 2. High cost 3. Ballot burnout F. Ballot type 1. Party Column 2. Office column a. Split ticket voting VII. Elected officials A. Professionalism: In politics, a reference to the increasing number of officeholders for whom politics is a full time occupation B. Careerism: In politics, a reference to people who started young working in politics, running for and holding public office and made politics their career. C. Know some of the offices elected 1. President, House, Senate, Governor, State leg, etc 2. Local elections a. At large elections VIII. California elections A. Know offices B. Term limits C. Propositions...
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