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Unformatted text preview: • Parties Still Play a Role Because… o Simplify Voting (narrow ideals down) Blue or Red o Affect Voter Choice o Guiding and Shaping the Image of Voters o Organize the Legislator • Political Primaries o Anyone can file to be a candidate Certain amount of votes Small Fee o Political Endorsements Organizations or People who donate in support of campaign • Types of Primaries (Varies by State) o Open Anyone can vote for a candidate o Closed Independents can’t vote • Organizations of State Parties o Activists Ideologues • Hardcore believers Serve a Role as Future Candidates o County Committee (How to Campaign/Win) • Chair Person • Executive Committee Divide County up into responsibilities o Elected Public Officials o Financial Contributors...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '07