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Chapter 5 Political party-organization that wants to hold seats to win power Responsible party model 1. Develop information to give to the voters (check accuracy) 2. Educate people about issues 3. Something else 4. Organize and direct campaigns to get votes 5. Hold elected officials responsible for enacting the party’s positions 6. Will organize legislatures to ensue… Democratic and Republican party loyalties have been declining more over the years Rise of candidate-centered election 1. Primary elections=party nominations for a candidate 2. Decline of party identification (when you focus more on the candidate than on the party’s platform) 3. Put more emphasis on the candidate than their affiliation/platform 4. Candidates raise their own campaign funds, create own organizations, and hire consultants to create their own ads 5. Influence of the mass media came about with primary elections; TV is the easiest way to reach people 6. Decline of Patronage: Party professionals who work in political campaigns to secure jobs and favors for themselves and their friends are now being
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2011 for the course POS 2112 taught by Professor Densu during the Spring '09 term at Florida A&M.

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