View Full Version : Management in a political party

11-04-2011, 10:39 PM
So, in my sci-fi story, my MC is a politician. He has been chosen by a state governor to be part of his team and a potential running mate for the presidential ticket of their party.

Nonetheless, for me it's a bit fuzzy exactly how a party, modeled to US party, actually runs. There have been mentions of a Party Council over the city (the city itself is independent to any state or providence) and a national committee. Also mentions of rivalry with in many factions of the party: the more community-based religious folks from the inner country, the individualist intelectuals against a welfare state and supporting isolationism in the coastal cities and the old in-name-only members who are there more for tradition than creed back when the party represented something else.

So, exatly how is a US party organized, roughly?

This is mostly background, since the story deals the hardships of my MC is adjust to this nation's society and his dark and troubled secrets but these are things I need to know.

Thank you in advance.

Debbie V
11-07-2011, 07:33 PM
Try googling the democratic or republican committee and see what comes up. You may not find the info, but you should find an e-mail address allowing you to ask the question of someone who is certain of the answer.

I know that both parties have a head person/Chairman who speaks for the party in the media.

From there it gets murky. Political back room deals do happen between factions as they try to come up with candidates capable of beating the other party and satisfying (by satisfying?) all of the factions in their own. There are some insider books by former party leaders too. Look out for their agendas and tabloid style journalism.

Good luck with the research.

11-12-2011, 05:13 AM

I had no idea who to write, so I wrote Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the New York Democratic Party and the California Republican Party. Perhaps I should have written lesser beings, but again, not sure who to ask what.

Anyone wants to bet who answers first?

11-12-2011, 05:30 AM
Don's busy...

As to answer, it should be obvious. The Corporations who donate the most to the political party gets to manage it...

11-12-2011, 08:02 AM

Thats a good place to start. Step by step on the campaign trail.

This explains the nomination convention -


An overview of this year's calendar of events.

And this one is pretty good too.



11-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Thank you, quite informative. :)