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Who argues that in the Cook Country Democratic Party in Chicago, the endorsement of the Daley organisation, run by two generations of mayors of Chicago has been tantamount to nomination for all levels of public office?
Maisel
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In Utah what percent of the state party convention vote must a candidate receive to be automatically nominated?
70%
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When was the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA)?
1974
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Who argues that 'if there was any overall philosophy governing the writing of the FECA, it was the hope that candidates would depend increasingly on small contributions from the folks back home'?
Green and Herrnson
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What percent of congressional incumbents are re-elected?
95%
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Who argues that the flow of power in the Republican party flows down from the highly socially homogenous leadership and flows upward in the socially diverse Democratic party due to a culture of open discussion and representation of minority values?
Freeman
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What do Bawn et al. call it when politicians exploit the complexities of politics, knowing that voters cannot reasonably ascertain all policy positions?
electoral blind spot
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Who asserts that party leaders control the legislative agenda, suppressing proposals that might split the party and promoting the party program, creating a 'brand name' valuable for winning elections?
Coz and McCubbins
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What percent of voters in 2000 did not know that Bush was more conservative than Gore?
38%
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In 2000 what percent of the population did not know who controlled the House of Representatives?
47%
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How many votes did the weather in the 2000 presidential election cost Gore?
one million
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Voters are influenced by mainly economic concerns over what period before Election day?
6 months
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Who says that 'a party is a group who's members propose to act in concert in the competitive struggle for power'?
Schumpeter
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Who argues that 'candidates, not parties, are the major focus of congressional campaigns'?
Herrnson
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In how many nominations from 1980 to 2008 did the candidate with the most endorsements win the nomination?
9/12
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Who demonstrates that campaign finance restrictions disproportionately harm challengers, increasing the incumbency advantage?
Bonneau and Cann
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What do Layman and Carsey call the increasing polarization of parties on newer 'cultural' issues due to the influence of party activists?
conflict extension
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Who argues that voters appear polarized because the political arena offers mainly polarized choices but that voter preferences remain moderate?
Fiorina
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Who argues that parties are best understood as coaltions of interests groups and activists?
Bawn et al 2012
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Who argues that the flow of power goes in different directions in the two parties, with a downflow from the highly socially homogenous elites in the Rep party and upwards with the inculsion of multiple groups in Dem.?
Freeman 1986
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Who argues that party organisation strength got stronger between the 1960s and 1980s and that strength is not determined by levels of party identification?
Gibson et al 1983
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Who argues that both parties have become more nationalised because they are constituents of the national party and because regional disparities in electoral success have been decreasing?
Huckshorn et al 1986
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Who argues that both parties have become more nationalised because they are constituents of the national party and because regional disparities in electoral success have been decreasing?
Huckshorn et al 1986
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Who argues that both parties have become more nationalised because they are constituents of the national party and because regional disparities in electoral success have been decreasing?
Huckshorn et al 1986
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Who finds that the effect of local party activity has a greater impact on election outcomes of candidates for national office in contexts that are competitive or unfavourable to the local party?
Jenkins and Roscoe 2014
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Who argues that parties in the legislature are now playing a greater role in candidate selection than local and state parties
Sanbonmatsu 2006
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What percentage of the population identified with the Republicans (incl. leaners) in April 2016?
41%
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What percent of people identified with the Democrats (incl. leaners) in April 2016
49%
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Which state is the most Republican?
Wyoming
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Which states are the most Democratic?
Hawaii and Vermont
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