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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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3, it will be hard to take the Iowa caucuses seriously.
Caucuses are a series of neighbourhood meetings across the state -held mostly in public buildings but also in churches and community centres -where local party members choose delegates for the party's national convention this summer.
To help students understand a key element in the presidential campaign process, in this case the Iowa caucuses that so heavily influence the selection of presidential candidates.
Voting also was a solitary, secret activity while caucuses represented a public, transparent group activity usually involving strangers.
In addition to discussions about candidates, the Christian Coalition caucuses focused on "Families 2000," the group's latest political project.
Once Gramm dropped out after Iowa, having already lost the Louisiana caucuses that the Texas senator thought he had rigged, Dole was the inevitable nominee.
The result was that, in the 1970s, ethnic library associations and caucuses
The local Republican caucuses on March 9 could have been a national story, but it didn't turn out that way.
There were even instances at the caucuses where state-certified Ron Paul delegates appearing on the ballot were forced to file a provisional ballot despite the fact they were pre-approved as delegates.
Squire cited a couple of ways in which caucuses benefit individual legislators and invigorate the policymaking process.
The other "at-large" delegates, not tied to any district, were allocated at Democratic caucuses held across the state after the primary election.
Nineteen groups spanning APHA Sections, Forums and Caucuses received recognition awards for their continuing education-eligible sessions at the Annual Meeting.