Do 527's Add Up to a Party? Thinking About the "Shadows" of Politics

  title={Do 527's Add Up to a Party? Thinking About the "Shadows" of Politics},
  author={Richard M. Skinner},
  journal={The Forum},
The creation and activities of the so-called 527 political organizations during the 2004 campaign support the framework created by John Aldrich in Why Parties? They also support the notion of a “party network”: a web of actors united behind the common pursuit of power under a shared label. The 527s were created by individuals deeply embedded in the party networks, were staffed by political professionals long active in party politics, and pursued strategies supportive of party aims. The party… 
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