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(p. xiii) Abbreviations

(p. xiii) Abbreviations

AARP (formerly) American Association of Retired Persons

ACT America Coming Together

ADA Americans for Democratic Action

AFL–CIO American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations

ANES American National Election Study

BCRA Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act 2002

BIPAC Business Industry Political Action Committee

CCES Cooperative Congressional Election Study

COS Conservative Opportunity Society

CPG conditional party government

CPI Committee on Public Information

DADT don't ask, don't tell

DCCC Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

DNC Democratic National Committee

DSCC Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

EITM Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models

ESA energy, stability, area

FAQ frequently asked question

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FEC Federal Election Commission

FECA Federal Election Campaign Act 1971

GAO General Accounting Office

HSA Health Savings Account

IRS Internal Revenue Service

LCV League of Conservation Voters

LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender

MGJ Mobilization for Global Justice

MLE maximum likelihood estimation

MMA Medicare Modernization Act 2003

MSA Medical Savings Account

NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

NFU National Farmers' Union

NLRB National Labor Relations Board

NMA National Medical Association

NOW National Organization for Women

NRA National Rifle Association

NRCC National Republican Congressional Committee

NRSC National Republican Senatorial Committee

NTU National Taxpayers' Union

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

PAC political action committee

PLEO party leaders and elected officials

POP Political Organizations and Parties Organized Section

PR proportional representation

PTA parent teacher association

RINO Republican in Name Only

RNC Republican National Committee

SEIU Service Employees' International Union

SES socio‐economic status

TPO traditional party organization

UCA unanimous consent agreement