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QUESTION 1 In the 1998 Texas governor39s race George W Bush received about percent of the Latino vote 10 20 30 QUESTION 2 In the 2014 Texas Lt Governor39s race the Republican Party featured a race between Tea Party favorite Dan Patrick and Former Republican governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee Attorney General Greg Abbott Independent Kinky Friedman QUESTION 3 Texas Congressman Tom DeLay became famous for Overseeing the Florida presidential recount in 2000 Helping fellow Republicans redraw congressional districts Being a very early supporter of Ronald Reagan Raising more money for Republican candidates for Congress than anyone in history QUESTION 4 In the changing political demographic in Texas the Democratic Party has seen its membership grow very strong in Rural Texas Far Eastern Texas Wealthy suburbs such as Plano QUESTION 5 State party conventions in Texas are held Every year Every three years Only when needed QUESTION 6 La Raza Unida A conservative group of Hispanics created to get out the vote for Republican candidates A labor union created to protect Mexican farm laborers Is the Mexican version of the United Auto Workers QUESTION 7 A runoff primary occurs when Neither the Republican or Democratic nominee receive fty percent of the vote in the general election Bad weather or an quotAct of Godquot interrupts election day Any candidate drops out before the election QUESTION 8 Wendy Davis became a national gure when she F When she announced she would self nance here campaign for governor When she was mentioned as a potential candidate for vicepresident on the Democratic ticket She won her senate seat with 95 of the vote QUESTION 9 The constitution calls Texas to have A closed primary A gumbo primary A revised primary QUESTION 10 To get on the ballot as an independent in Texas requires candidates to obtain signatures on a petition from registered voters that equals Ten percent of the total voters in the last governors race Five percent of the total voters in the last governor39s race Three percent of the total voters in the last governor s race QUESTION 11 Reapportionment takes place very 2 years 5 years 25 years QUESTION 12 The most costly item for most political campaigns is Travel Secur y Fundraising QUESTION 13 The interest group TAMSA was created tp Strengthen state laws against drunk driving Limit political money spent in campaigns To increase the number of safety rules for Texas high school football QUESTION 14 The freerider problem is Holding quotgetoutthevotequot rallies even though the majority of people will never vote Making everyone pay for public schools even though some students go to private schools F Borrowing lots of money at low rates QUESTION 15 AAA is well known for Protects the manufacturing of ammo Is an activist group for Asian Americans Lobbies against the return of prohibition QUESTION 16 The F Crowd was A group of Dallas land speculators Was a group of wealthy lawyers who failed the bar exam at least once before passing QUESTION 17 Dark money refers to Money that is illegally donated to politicians for their reelection Money that cannot be used to pay typical campaign expenditures Money used speci cally to discredit opposing campaigns QUESTION 18 When interest groups combine small contributions from many sources to form one large contribution it is called Compacting Packing Polling QUESTION 19 One of the most notable effects of bicameralism in the Texas legislature is that it Speeds up the process of legislation by dividing the labors between two separate institutions Works to the bene t of the more densely populated urban areas Allows more bipartisan support for most bills QUESTION 20 What is the function of the quotlocal and consentquot calendar F It marks the date by which legislators must vote on speci c bills It is the calendar for all private bills sponsored by members of the legislature It describes the voting schedule for those bills that require approval by both the legislature and local communities QUESTION 21 Which of the following is not a legislative power of the Texas governor Calling special sessions Signing or vetoing bills Setting an agenda for the state address QUESTION 22 If the legislature grants a particular corporation an exception from a state law it is called Logrolling A private resolution A libuster QUESTION 23 In the Texas legislature all bills dealing with state revenue must Start in the state senate Be initiated by the governor Start with a public vote QUESTION 24 When the governor strikes out speci c spending provisions in large appropriation bills it is called Pigeonholing A pocket veto An expenditure veto QUESTION 25 What is the importance of the Supreme Court case Reynolds v Sims It declared the Voting Rights Act of 1965 constitutional It declared po taxes unconstitutional It declared that preclearance was an unconstitutional abridgement of state power