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Chapter 5

Chapter 5. Section 5. Party Decentralization. President’s party is usually united around the President. The many offices contribute to decentralization. Nominating candidates fragments the parties. National Party Machinery.

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Chapter 5

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  1. Chapter 5 Section 5

  2. Party Decentralization • President’s party is usually united around the President. • The many offices contribute to decentralization. • Nominating candidates fragments the parties.

  3. National Party Machinery • National convention- Nominates candidates and sets rules and a platform. • National committee- A group of party members whose main focus is planning the next convention. • National chairperson- Directs the work of the party’s headquarters. Works to strengthen the party and fundraise.

  4. National Party Machinery • Congressional campaign committees- Work to reelect incumbents and fill empty seats.

  5. State and Local Party Machinery • State organization- State central committee headed by a chairperson. Work to develop party unity and fundraise. • Local organization- Work the interests of the area they are in.

  6. Components of the Party • Party organization- People who run the party machinery. • Party in the electorate- Party loyalists. • Party in the government- Officeholders.

  7. Future of Major Parties • Parties are in trouble. • Sharp drop since 1960 in the number of voters who will identify themselves as Republicans or Democrats. • Split-ticket voting. • Internal conflict. • Technology has made organizations less important. • Growth of single-issue organizations.

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