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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER7

Campaigns and Elections

In This Chapter

  • How candidates are nominated
  • Similarities and differences with presidential and congressional campaigns
  • Similarities and differences with primary and general election campaigns
  • Campaign finance rules
  • The role of the electoral college

Anyone who wants to get elected to Congress or become president must first get his or her name on the ballot. In other words, he or she must receive a party’s nomination for office to campaign and compete in elections for office.

In the United States, an individual who wants to win a nomination must decide to run for office, raise money, collect the necessary signatures ...

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