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The Four Main Elements • 1. National Convention • Nominates the candidate • Presents the platform
2. National Committee • Handles the business of the party between Conventions(held only in year of presidential election)
3. National Chairperson • Leader of the national committee • Chosen after a convention by the candidate nominated, ratified by the national committee
4. Congressional Campaign Committees • Both parties have one in congress • Job is to reelect incumbents • Win back seats of representatives that are retiring
Decentralized Organization • Party not in power lacks a strong leader • Federalism causes division of power in politics • Nominating process encourages competition and divisiveness
Possible causes for eventual fall of parties • Growing number of independents • Split-Ticket Voting • Changes in technology and advertising • Growth of single-issue candidates