Poly Sci Lecture 9

Poly Sci Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 Poly Sci Political Parties...

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Lecture 9 Poly Sci Political Parties February 12, 2008
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What are Political parties? Party in Government Group that plots legislative strategy Contest elections to increase part cohort. EX: In the 70s, party ran on their own, made all their own decisions, now parties involved in their electioneering, “charm schools” - target individuals and invite to Washington to learn how to run a campaign, give the “run twice” advice Significance: they know in the world of congress, size matters = bigger cohort in senate increases ability to get parties through, ability to end debate, numbers game, enact policies without getting everyone on board Elected members of a party organization Person campaigning runs “feel good ad” while parties run the “attack” ads, because you don’t vote for parties. Party Organization Group that runs candidates for office. Actual republican org, democratic org., separate from person.
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