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Word: caucus

Definition: private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston


Sentences Containing 'caucus'

And she co-chaired the Asian Pacific Caucus for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in 2008-10.
Assemblyman Aubry is also a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic Asian Legislative Caucus.
At a caucus meeting on 23 January, McGowan was elected unopposed as Ripper's successor.
CAST’s Survivor Advisory Caucus is made up of former CAST clients who have healed from their trafficking situations.
Caucus members took part in the Border Governors Conference in 2008, led by California’s First Lady Maria Shriver.
Chan was a member of the Legislative Women's Caucus, Environmental Caucus, Internet Caucus and Smart Growth Caucus.
Congressman Ron Paul hosts a luncheon for the Liberty Caucus every Thursday.
Crowley serves as Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman of the United States House of Representatives, the fifth highest leadership position in the House Democratic Caucus.
Crowley, who has spent much time in India, created a Bangladesh caucus and was formerly the chair of the India Caucus.
Eventually he relented, but only after his own party caucus had threatened to replace him.
Following his re-election, Gardner was nominated for the post of House Minority Caucus Whip, but lost the caucus' vote for the post to Rep. Cory Gardner.
From 1984-1996 the winner of the Iowa Caucus, excluding incumbents, did not go on to win their party's nomination.
Girard and other members of the French caucus maintained regular communications with Riel between 1870 and 1874, an association which most English parliamentarians found unpalatable.
He is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus' foundation.
He is a past co-chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus, which includes Conservative and Liberal MPs.
He is Founder and Chair of the first all Party International Conservation Caucus.
He is the Member of State Central Committee - The Democrat Party of State Of Michigan and also a member of Michigan Democrat Indian Caucus.
He is the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party.
He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1955 to 1975 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government and opposition.
He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1975 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in both government and opposition.
He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1963 to 1971 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.
He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1982 until 2001 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.
He ultimately dropped out of the race on January 3, 2008, after capturing less than 1% of the vote in the Iowa caucus.
He was the chairman of the House Acadiana delegation and a member of the Louisiana Rural Caucus.
He won reelection in 1842, and again from 1844 to 1846, and thanks in part to massive turnover in the ranks of the Democratic caucus was elected speaker in 1845.
His early statements seemed to mirror the future as he would ultimately drop out of the race after finishing lower than third in the Iowa Caucus.
In 1994 he left the Liberal caucus and sat as an Independent.
In 1995, Goertzen was hired as an intern at the Manitoba Legislature serving with the Progressive Conservative Caucus.
In 2004, he was elected Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus.
In 2007, she was elected Majority Caucus Chair by fellow senators.
In 2010, Tillis was campaign chairman for the House Republican Caucus.
In the Canadian Senate, senators are generally seated as a group with members of the caucus of their political party.
Members of the caucus organize to speak publicly to raise awareness of human trafficking, and advocate for policy changes.
Obama was sworn in as a senator on January 3, 2005, becoming the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
On August 20 Biden aired his first campaign advertisement in the first caucus state of Iowa.
On September 13, 2011, Faison was Chairman of the House Democrats' Business Caucus.
Others originated within CAA and generally operate at or in parallel to the annual conference, chief examples being the Visual Culture Caucus and the New Media Caucus.
Promoting limited government and nonintervention, he received endorsements from the Republican Liberty Caucus and U.S. Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Rush is the Chairman and founder of the State Parks Caucus.
She has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus, the libertarian wing of the Republican Party.
She was a member of the Prince George's County Delegation and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.
She was awarded the President's Award by the National Women's Political Caucus in 1993.
Social Credit split on the coalition issue, and Halldorson broke with the rest of her caucus to serve as the legislature's second opposition member.
That year the Iowa Democratic Party scheduled its caucus to occur before the New Hampshire Primary.
The Bloc's caucus lost more support during the 2000 election, winning just 38 seats.
The caucus was dominated by members of the Socialist Party of Canada, who favored secession from the TLC.
The House Republican Caucus selected Tillis to be the next Speaker over Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake.
The NDP party would form the official opposition after electing a record size caucus in 1986.
The party's legislative caucus was reduced from 32 members to 18.
Westlake was endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus.

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