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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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From the oldest, Hawaii's Keiki Caucus, formed in 1994, to the newest, formed recently in Maine, legislatures across the country are using these caucuses to educate their members and improve the lives of children.
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.
For information on the House and Senate Caucuses, including a list of current members, visit acteonline.
The primary got much more publicity than the caucuses, which were largely ignored by the mainstream media.
It should worry Iowans and others with an investment in the credibility of the caucuses even more.
There are a lot of senators we have good relationships with who may or may not join caucuses.
However, he said it is okay for spouses of newsroom employees to participate in the caucuses.
ISRI) is touting the growth of the House and the Senate Recycling Caucuses, which doubled to 128 members in the last year, following the ISRI member fly-in to Capitol Hill in June and year-round in-district outreach efforts.
Such growth would make it larger than the caucuses for Asian and gay legislators.
Caucuses are meetings arranged, planned and conducted by delegates to discuss issues or share information.
Seven years in the planning, this conference is the result of a historic collaboration between five cosponsoring caucus associations of color: The individual caucuses are affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) and several have had conferences of their own.
January-June 2004: Primaries and caucuses are held.