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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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The poll was conducted June 2-5 and sampled registered voters who plan to attend the Democratic caucuses in person, in addition to those who will attend virtually.
Likeminded lawmakers in at least seven states have formed caucuses to deal with the rapidly developing and changing tech industry and to promote competitiveness and job creation.
Not to be confused with primary caucuses that convene citizens to select delegates for the Democrat and Republican political conventions, a congressional caucus is a group of Members of the U.S.
Caucuses are unique in that they bring together APHA members and advocates outside the organization who coalesce around public health issues or unifying characteristics.
As the American people's disgust grows over unnecessary and avoidable foreign wars--what many of them expressed in voting for Donald Trump--the two caucuses will also grow.
Now think of "Caucuses and Primaries" as heats, with the finals in June to decide which candidate wins the party leadership.
According to NCA President Mustapha Ben Jfar, "the plenary session is perfectly legal," adding that the date of this session had been set after a meeting of the caucuses president.
Founded in 1989, the CSC is one of the largest and most effective caucuses in the U.S.
Congressman Ron Paul dominated the Louisiana GOP caucuses on April 28, winning 74 percent of the delegates from district conventions, who will attend a state convention in June.
Technically, primaries and caucuses are about electing delegates who pledge to support particular candidates at the party's convention.
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.