3, it will be hard to take the Iowa 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.
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.