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SI Kira Exam 2 Pol.1133.002 1. What is the oldest type of special interest group in Texas? Agriculture 2. Name the four functions of political parties. 1. Recruit, nominate and elect candidates 2. Present and simplify issues , “platform” educate public 3. Encourage and mobilize voters 4. Organize and run government if elected 3. Who is the key player in special interest groups? Lobbists a. What is the key player’s main tool? Money 4. True or False: Political parties are special interest groups. 5. What is the primary goal of: a. Special interest groups To influence public policy b. Political parties To win 6. What is the main reason people tend to form special interest groups? When people feel powerless, they join to get more votes for what they believe in 7. True or False : Most special interest groups are formed to protect human rights. 8. Which type of economic interest group is the largest? Business and trade organizations 9. What caused Texas to begin to change from Democratic to Republican?
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Unformatted text preview: 10. What is the largest special interest group in the U.S.? AARP a. What type of special interest group is it? Advocacy (Political advocate) 11. What political ideology is associated with: a. Democrats- Liberal b. Republicans- Conservative 12. How did the civil war, Reconstruction, and EJ Davis affect: a. Texas political culture made Texas democratic and less trusting towards government b. the current TX constitution ineffective and inefficient; restrictions towards government 13. Who controls the primaries? Political parties 14. What is a closed primary? An election only open to members of a specific party 15. What is a dual primary? When you have to get 50% or more, if you dont theres a runoff SI Kira Exam 2 Pol.1133.002 16. When are primary elections held? March (First Tuesday after the 1 st Monday, even number of years)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course POL 1013 taught by Professor Dr.j.philiprogers during the Spring '05 term at Texas San Antonio.

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