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caucus:

see conventionconvention,
in U.S. politics, a gathering of delegates to nominate candidates for elective office and to formulate party policy. They are held at the national, state, and local levels.
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caucus

1. Chiefly US and Canadian
a. a closed meeting of the members of one party in a legislative chamber, etc., to coordinate policy, choose candidates, etc.
b. such a bloc of politicians
2. Chiefly US
a. a group of leading politicians of one party
b. a meeting of such a group
3. Chiefly US a local meeting of party members
4. Brit a group or faction within a larger group, esp a political party, who discuss tactics, choose candidates, etc.
5. Austral a meeting of the members of the Federal parliamentary Labor Party
6. NZ a formal meeting of all Members of Parliament belonging to one political party
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Any Texas Democrat could vote in the primary and a voter had to vote in the primary, or during the early voting period, to participate in the caucus.
We are proud of bipartisan efforts like the Senate Auto Caucus that provide a strong, unified voice for the auto industry, which employs hundreds of thousands of Americans," said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers.
com, features blog posts that keep members up to date on upcoming Caucus-related events and sessions for APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, said Molly Meinbresse, MPH, the Caucus program chair.
The caucus reiterated its commitment to work for the resolution of various issues and challenges before the community at the highest government level.
Also, the caucus system fosters discussion on a local level, which is beneficial.
In his letter to Secretary Kerry, MK Bar issued an invitation to Secretary Kerry to address the Caucus, and cites the Secretary's recent speech at the American Jewish Committee (AJC), noting that the Caucus stands with Kerry in the quest for Two States for Two Peoples.
The bipartisan caucus intends to educate other senators about the growing technology.
In 2012, the caucus launched a National Listening and Learning Tour.
Vieira, R-East Falmouth, the recently established bipartisan caucus includes Mr.
Paul's Louisiana caucus victory is just one of a growing number of examples indicating that Paul's strategy of focusing on winning delegates in low-profile caucus contests, as opposed to concentrating on "beauty contests," is producing results.
But his rise so close to the caucus date reveals a vulnerability of Iowa's system: It can lend credibility to a candidate whose actual base of support is thin.