P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 8 Jul 21:06/13     4/4        V       THE POLITICAL PAR(JES: Introduction The national committee of each party is rfsponsible for U—king the necessary arrangements for the convention. And it will also conduct the national campaign when the Presidential candidatf has been chosen. Between elections, though, the national bodies really take a back seat, acting largely as an advisory body to the statf parties, and occupying their time with raising money for the parties.  More in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 8 Jul 21:05/04     3/4               THE POLITICAL PARTIES: Introduction At national level, the Republicans and Democrats arf controlled by national committfes. These are made up rfpresentatives from all the statfs, and are controlled by a national ch—jrman. But these national committfes arf only really involved in the four-yearly conventions which select the party's Prfsidential candidatf. AND THIS IS THE ONLY TIME ALL THE STATE DELEGATIONS MEET IN ONE NATIONAL BODY.  Morf in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 8 Jul 21:07/35     2/4               THF POLI$JCAL PARTIES: Introduction In each of the 50 American states there arf party organisations which operatf along more or less independent lines. Each statf party is a highly organised unit - but often, therf will be considerable differences between those units in different states. Within each statf, the political party is divided into munUcipal and county units M rather like local constituency parties in Britain.  More in a moment 
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 8 Jul 21:00/07    | ht 1/4               THE POLITICAL PAR HES: Introduction The political systfm in the United Statds is very dafferdnt from our own herf in Britain. And one of the major differences is reflectfd in the way in which the two major US parties - the Republicans and the Democrats - are orgal(sed. In Britain, thdrf are strong nationally -organised bodies which run our 0arties - but in the US, therd is very little NA HONAL organisation.   More in a momend 