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Chapter 12: Elections and Campaigns

Caucus a local meeting of party members in which the parties nominee is selected
Plurality voting candidate with the most votes wins the elections
frontloading moving caucuses early and early in the primary season
National conventions tes affirm state nominees and parties formally present their presidential and vice presidential candidates.
Election Cycle a candidate may rely on all three of these strategies. party-oriented strategy, issue-oriented strategy, candidate-oriented strategy
Incumbents Those that currently hold political office
Federal Election Campaign Act Distinguish hard and soft money
Hard money Donations given directly to the candidate. Regulated
Soft money Unregulated donations given to party organizations
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act increased the limits of individual spending. Banned unregulated soft money donations.
House of representatives Election held every 2 years
Senate and President Election help every 4 years
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