Congressional Campaign Committee
A party committee in Congress that provides funds to members and would-be members.
Critical or Realignment Period
Periods when a major, lasting shift occurs in the popular coalition supporting one or both parties.
A party that values principled stands on issues above all else.
Republican party faction of the 1890s to the 1910s composed of reformers who opposed patronage.
Day-to-Day party manager elected by the national committee
Delegates who run part affairs between national conventions.
The political support provided to a candidate on the basis of personal popularity and networks.
An electoral system in which the winner is the person who gets the most votes, even if her or she does not recieve a majority; used in almost all American elections.
A party organization that recruits members by dispensing patronage.
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office.
The social rewards (sense of pleasure, status, or companionship) that lead people to join political organizations.
Voting for candidates of different parties for various offices in the same election.
A local or state political party that is largely supported by another organization in the community.
Voting for candidates who are all of the same party.
Party leaders and elected officials who become delegates to the national convention without having to run in primaries or caucuses.
An electoral system with two dominant parties that compete in national elections.
Chapter 9: Political Parties