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Chapter 9 Government Essay

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Chapter 9 Political Parties 
Political Parties­ Here and Abroad 
Political Party­ a group that seeks to elect candidates to public office.  A Political Party can exist as: 
a label 
a set of leaders 
In the U.S. political parties have become weaker in all 3 areas.  More independents and split ticket voting 
Weaker since the 1960s 
Still strong in leader aspect 
USA VS. Europe 
Have more influence because: 
Candidates for elective office are usually nominated by party ...

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