Dana HopkinsChapter 8: Elections and Campaigns1. Elections have two phasesA .Getting nominated- name on the balloti. You decide to runii. You raise moneyiii. You and your friends collect signaturesiv. You appeal to voters on basis of personality and issuesb. Getting electedA. Presidential versus Congressional CampaignsPresidential and congressionala.Differs in…i.Size- more voters participateii.Pres are more competitive than house1.Incumbent-the person currently in officea.They usually win over 60% of the votes in the house votesb.In the pres race the winner gets less than 55% of the two party vote2.Pres cannot serve more than 2 terms so once every eight years there is the chance of running against a nonincumbent 3.Whereas in the house members can serve for unlimited terms so the chances are you will run against an incumbent 4.The odds are against you when running against an incumbentiii.
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