PLS 331-01

Exam:

  • 30 mult choice (2pt ea)
  • 10 short ans  (2pt ea)
  • 40 total questions (80 total pts)

120B

Pawlenty: “sequencing” payments (major talking point)

entitlements & military 84% of budget

16% discretionary

Book review

  • every neighborhood = precinct
    • precinct committeemen elected by parties
    • lowest level of elective office
    • endorse local candidates
    • particulate point of contact
    • GOTV
  • ward made up of precincts
    • ward leader promoted from committeemen
    • endorse candidate yea or nay?
  • executive cmte = ward leaders
    • Dems add organized labor
    • Reps add business
  • screening cmte
    • “insiders”
      • candidates, elected officials, etc
  • local chair of party (county level)
  • state central cmte
    • county party chairs
    • endorse statewide candidates

state party orgs increase in strength @ state level

  • census redistricting
  • governor’s mansion = path to presidency
  • new federalism
    • block grants to states instead of managed contribs from natl parties

Regions of country

  • “Solid South” for R
    • used to be (D) but LBJ lost that w/ ’64 civil rights act

money effects of Citizens United

 

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