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Caucus

A meeting of members of a political party, a faction within a party, or other likeminded individuals. For example, in a legislative chamber, the represented political parties form their own caucuses to present a unified front in public.
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"A lost member of SPLM is the one who says SPLM is dying rather than saying that the members are not fulfilling their deputies", said Philip Thon Nyok in a statement issued during the party caucus meeting held in the Jonglei capital, Bor on Saturday.
A mother of five who has also fostered 23 children, she founded the House of Representatives' Tea Party caucus, has described the Obama presidency as a "gangster" administration, and disclosed that she fasted and prayed for three days before running for Congress.
In such tossup contests, local candidates often depend on their party caucus leaders for tens of thousands of dollars in contributions - sometimes cash but often "in-kind" contributions of staff, consultants, polling and advertising services.
Addressing poverty is a shared priority between government and the BC Green Party caucus and is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement.
According to Cunliffe, the party caucus has been advised to maintain a fierce focus on Labour's Party's policies on education, children and housing.
Senate bid against Ted Cruz, Patrick, the founder of the Texas Legislature's Tea Party Caucus, repeatedly vouched for the lieutenant governor's conservative credentials as he desperately tried to buoy support among grassroots Republicans who had flocked to Cruz.
"On the other side of the ledger, I think it is important that the world is informed on how intense the Saudis are about Iran's nuclear program and, for instance, that some members of the federal Labor Party caucus are so heavily engaged in briefing another nation," he added.
No incumbent members of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Cabinet took part in the group visit headed by Hidehisa Otsuji, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party caucus in the upper house.
October 26, 2008 (PARIS) -- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) party caucus in Lakes state held a meeting Saturday behind closed doors to address political tensions in the state.
WOODSTOCK - Democrats last night defied their party caucus's wishes and selected First Selectman Margaret Wholean to run for re-election in November.
I want to ask the DPP people not to betray your soul, not to give up your ideals and to follow Lee Yuan-tseh and speak up,'' Nationalist Party caucus whip Tsai Chin-lung said, referring to Chen's former adviser.
The worker can express political opinions, but can't give a speech even in a party caucus.