caucus

  

Definitions (2)

1.Political party organizational structure under which private meetings are held to choose nominees for party posts, gather support for a particular candidate, formulate policies, plan strategies, or to discuss party issues.
2.Broad-based group formed to consider a problem and make suggestions.

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  • The Iowa caucus receives significant media attention in the United States because it is the first major electoral event in the Presidential nomination process.

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  • Some states use caucuses in order to select presidential nominees, so they are important in the U.S. election process.

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  • Caucuses are usually held in smaller venues than primaries, often in individual's homes.

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