Political Socialization: The process by which we learn information, values, attitudes, and habits of behavior about politics and government. Learned from:
Schools & Churches
Individual critical evaluation of ideas can lead to different political ideologies that contrast the surrounding political culture.
Coalitions: a group of interests and individuals supporting a party or candidate for office
Texas is a one party state. It was once predominantly Democratic, but then shifted towards Republican after the election of president Reagan.
Party Realignment: a change in standing decision to support one party by a significant …show more content…
A person who votes in the party primary may attend any of these for that …show more content…
doesn’t have Responsible Parties
So the government doesn’t have control over nominations and financing, nor does it have the power to force the party platform on its members
In Texas candidates have to win the primaries by themselves and conjure up donations; this does little to instill party