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1

What are the aims of candidates during "invisible primaries"?

-Gain media coverage
-Gather endorsements
-Secure funding

2

What are endorsements and why are they important?

-Announcements of official support for a candidate
-Important for new entrants to prove support of the party

3

Why is finance important?

-Campaign is long and expensive
-PACs and pressure groups offer funding opportunities

4

What is a Primary election?

-When party supporters in each state vote for delegates to go to the party convention and vote for the presidential candidate.
-Each state is given delegates in proportion to the population.