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  • Most Important Job Of The Vice Presidency
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    The People's Choice When people are asked what the Vice President does, very few can name any specific tasks or duties. This is because the Vice President actually has very few jobs. However, many people actually tend to overlook the most important job of the Vice Presidency, to replace the President if he / she can no longer fulfill his / her duties. Looking back upon many of the recent Vice Presidents, it is highly unlikely that any of these candidates would have placed even a distant 3rd if t...
  • Vote In The Republican Primaries And Democrats
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    Political Parties Political parties have become increasingly unpopular and have lost a great amount of power because of it. Interest groups are slowly picking up where parties left behind and are becoming more and more important not only in mobilizing voters, but also in lobbying government officials to aide their cause. In the early 1900's, parties solely were in charge of the nomination process. A small group of party leaders, also known as caucus, would choose who would run against the opposi...
  • Republican Party
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    American Government The first part of my paper is about the Republican party. Republican control the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and many key Governorships, including New York and Texas. But the have lost the last two Presidential elections. Most Republicans usually fall into several different categories: the traditional conservatives, the religious right, the Nixon / Rockefeller centrist wing, and libertarians. There are also some that fall into categories that are basically in between these, but ...
  • 3rd Party Candidate In The Election
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    The political cartoon by Nick Anderson depicts Ralph Nader standing at a podium addressing American society's "throw away mentality". Meanwhile a citizen in the background is casting her vote for the green party behind him. Ironically, the ballot drops into a waste basket, thus a wasted vote. We now realize that Nader is not talking about the environment, but addressing the issue of how the general public views votes for 3rd party candidates. This cartoonist feels that we should reform our views...
  • Meetings With La Guardia
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    Fiorello La Guardia was born on December 11th 1882 to immigrants of Italian and Jewish ancestry in New York. He served as the mayor of New York City from 1945-1945. He is considered to be one of the mayors who redefined New York City politics. Fiorello had a very long career in politics before serving as mayor. After graduating New York University law school in 1910, La Guardia practiced law and was appointed Deputy Attorney General. He also served many terms in Congress as a republican. La Guar...
  • Major Parties On Issues
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    The 2000 election started with many candidates. Of course there was the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but there where also many third party candidates with ballot status. Their was a Constitution Party, Liberation Party, Natural Law Party, Prohibition Party, Reform Party and many others. The purpose of all these third parties was to influence the major parties on issues they may be ignoring or forgetting. These third parties usually focus their entire campaign on one issue. Usually ...
  • Candidates For Local Offices
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    Chapter 71. nomination- naming those who will seek office 2. self announcement- person who wants to run for an office announces they will run 3. caucus- like minded people who meet to reflect the candidates they will support in an upcoming election. 4. convention- party's members meet in a local caucus to pick candidates for local offices, and select delegates to represent them at the country convention. 5. direct primary- election held within the party to pick the party's candidates for the gen...
  • Petitions For The Recall Of Statewide Officers
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    In order to fully describe the recall procedure and how it works we will elaborate on Governor Gray Davis recall in California. The first step in a recall effort is the circulation of recall petitions. The process begins with the filing of a notice-of-intent-to-recall petition written in the proper legal language and signed by 65 voters. Once that is accomplished, the recall petition can be circulated in earnest. Petitions for the recall of statewide officers must be signed by voters equal in nu...
  • Political Campaign A Candidate
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    The American presidency has always been a type of elective kingship, our connection to a more civilized time. Americans have historically given the president the same admiration and loyalty as subjects would to a benevolent ruler. This is why character and image are so important in all presidential campaigns. Americans expect their president to uphold the ideal of a model American as well as cater to their every policy preference. A national media, targeted campaign ads, and a decline in parties...
  • George W Bush And Elizabeth Dole
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    For the next 12 months over 11 presidential candidates will be racing to win a nomination from their respective parties. Only a select few will get a nomination as well as a few will get a vice president nomination. All of these nominations will be determined at the National conventions held for each different party. I have selected 4 candidates to discuss primarily because I think they are the strongest candidates of the democratic and republican parties. From the Democratic Party, I have chose...
  • Parker And The Democratic Party
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    Introduction The Pat Parker (Parker) case is about a lawyer who started his own firm concentrating on writing reports and conducting political opposition research for political candidates. Parker successfully built a thriving business by providing political opposition research. Him primary customer group has been the Demographic Party. Parker provided research for all levels of political campaigns in Florida. Parker developed a billing system based on the type of campaign. This particular case i...
  • Candidate In The Republican Party
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    Candidates get their funding from both the public and the government. All candidates have different methods of raising money from the public some hold dinners for publicity and invite guests which each pay for entrance and meals. Simply by checking the box that gives $3 to the presidential election campaign fund. You can donate without taking any money from your tax returns the government takes the money out of the revenue. Candidates who qualify and agree to abide by certain restrictions receiv...
  • Two Major Parties
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    American Political Parties Decline And Resurgance Essay, American Political Parties Decline And Resurgance American Political Parties decline and resurganceFew elements of the American political process have changed as much in recent years as the major political parties. For most Americans, political parties are essentially the government office-holders or aspiring office-holders who carry the party label at elections. Parties were not mentioned in the Constitution nor were they anticipated by i...

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