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caucus:

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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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In addition to discussions about candidates, the Christian Coalition caucuses focused on "Families 2000," the group's latest political project.
No one event triggered the court battle to open party caucuses in Montana, but after the 1994 election the same party (Republicans) controlled the governor's office, the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time in many years.
With the Democrats preoccupied with White House coffees, Republicans were free to concoct a cock-eyed rush to judgment, encouraging states to cluster their primaries and caucuses in March.
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Larson did say, however, that a big concern for broadcast news outlets is the ongoing nature of the caucuses.
Additionally, the popularity of the 2008 election brought thousands of new voters to the caucuses and overwhelmed the voting process, strengthening the case against the Texas system.
Besides, he announced that a meeting is scheduled to be held between the caucuses presidents and the commission of the selection of candidatures for the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (IHAE) to discuss the draft amendment of the law on the creation of this authority.
The primary got much more publicity than the caucuses, which were largely ignored by the mainstream media.
On March 6, Super Tuesday, presidential primaries and caucuses will be held in the most states on a single day.
3, when the caucuses begin the process of selecting Iowa's delegates to the GOP convention.
There are over 200 caucuses at the US Congress, including the caucus for promotion of Hellenism.
Punjab and Sindh Assembly Members also created their caucuses with Speaker Nisar Khuro as the Patron for the Sindh Chapter and Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly as the Patron of the Punjab Chapter.