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Differences Between the Federal Government Candidates Assignment
Due November 7, 2016
Write a three-page, double-spaced paper in which you explore the differences between the federal government candidates running in this election. Paper submissions must be made on turnitin.com, through our Titanium course site, AND as a hard-copy in class. All papers must be stapled, and must have your name and CWID.
Your paper should accomplish each of the following:
Using their respective official websites (from Titanium), define what the Democratic and Republican parties stand for, and identify what issue(s) are most important to you in deciding which party you will be supporting in the General election (and explain why coherently and logically).
Using the web link I’ve posted on Titanium, identify the current member of the House of Representatives who represents your family’s home. Using other websites posted on Titanium, identify the candidate running against him/her (or the two leading candidates running for the position, if the incumbent is not running for re-election);
Using the web link I’ve posted, identify the current Senator representing your state who is facing an election, and the candidates running against them (or if one is retiring, the two leading candidates running for that Senate seat), and
Identify the two major party presidential candidates (or another candidate as well, if you prefer – but you must do the 2 major candidates as well).
For b, c, and d: what are these candidates’ stands on the issue(s) that you’ve identified as the most important to you for this election?
Finally, based on voting behavior patterns we have analyzed in course readings and class, what is your prediction for the outcome of the general election? How will this predicted result affect the issues you care about?
you also have to use these resources
Election Paper web resources
The Democratic Party’s Website:
To see their position on various issues look toward the menu on the right and you’ll find a list of issue areas, and you can investigate those issues that are important to you
The Republican Party’s Website:
To see the position on various issues look at either/both the 2012 national party platform (the official position statement on all the issues for the national party) and below that, where they list a more up to date list of key positions that define what it means to be a Republican
Secretary Clinton’s Official campaign positions on the issues:
Mr. Trump’s Official campaign positions on the issues:
Polls on President Obama and on Congress:
Find your member of Congress
Once you find that member – find their official website using google, and then use that to identify their main issue priority.
To find the candidate(s) running against your current member of congress,
Look up your member of congress above, then find them on the list of California’s congressional delegation that comes up when you click on the link below. Then, click on their “district number”. That will take you to a page which will tell you the candidate running against the incumbent, or the candidates running to fill the seat that will be vacated once your current member of congress retires.
If you are from a different state than California, go to this website, scroll down to the 2nd map of the U.S., click on your state, and then find your current member of the house of representatives (which you found through the link above), and click on their district number.
That will take you to a page which will tell you the candidate running against the incumbent, or the candidates running to fill the seat that will be vacated once your current member of congress retires.
Find your U.S. Senator here:
Then go to this webpage and click on your State to see who is running for re-election, or if there is someone retiring and therefore an “open seat”. Then find out who are the two leading candidates and look up their official campaign websites to see where they stand on the issue(s) that are important to you.
For the vast majority of you it’s California: