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Republicans – Tampa Florida – week of August 17 Democrats – Charlotte NC – December In 2016:Republicans – Cleveland OH – July 18
Democrats – Philadelphia – July 25 (3) Help coordinate, publicize and support presidential campaign (4) Create study/reform groups a.Most famous : McGovern-Fraser Commission [1969-1972]i.75%+ of state’s delegation must be selected at level no higher than congressional district;ii.All state delegations must have African- Americans, women and youngvoters proportional to state’s population;iii.Effectively meant more amateur makeup of delegates National chairFormally, the titular “head” of national partyHistorically, part-time position; now normally full-timeOfficially selected by national committee but if the president is from that party he will makethe recommendation and normally the organization will accept that.(1) Focus attention on presidential campaign (2) Unify the party (3) Influence and publicize the national party’s positionsCurrent republican chair:Reince Priebus – selected in January of 2011 in contested race had held many positions in Wisconsin GOP at the time: Stat Chair of Wisconsin’s GOP seen to be as a campaign strategists or fundraiserCurrent democratic chair:Debbie Wasserman Schulz – selected in May 2011 by Obama member of the house of reps from Florida has a degree in political campaigning. National chairs don’t stay long in the job even more so difficult when they are a part of the party who hold the White House. Most effective national chairs:Robert Strauss (DNC,1972-1977) – was an effective mediator among factions Ray Bliss (RNC, 1965-1969) – was an organization builder Bill Brock (RNC, 1977-1981) – was an organization builder – “service role”
*none of these parties were in the white house at the time of their reign*Fundraising campaign organsNational finance committee Congressional (HOUSE) campaign Committee Senatorial campaign committee STATE PARTY CHAIRTo: (1) Supervise state party headquarters (2) Coordinate party efforts in the state (3) Raise funds (4) Manage state-level campaigns*** [most important function]COUNTY PARTY CHAIRVolunteer position.TO: (1) Organize precinct chairs (county committees) ***(2) Recruit candidates(3) Hand out patronage [in rural areas] (4) Fill out lots of primary-related paperwork [in TX] PRECINCT CHAIRTo: