Most states grew to prefer an early date(for their primary),so the primary schedule became heavily 'front-loaded' over recent years. In 2008, the scramble for an early date meant that 16 States held their primaries on the same day-'Super Tuesday' and three-fourths of the contests had been held by mid-March. That was not the case in 2012, however. That year, rule changes within the Republican Party, along with other factors, resulted in a long, drawn out primary election season.Only seven States held primaries on Super Tuesday in 2012, and y mid March, more than two-thirds of the contests had yet to be held.
Which of the following is important when a primary schedule is heavily front-loaded,as it was in 2008?
A:A clear stance on the issues
B:The ability to raise money***
C:A comprehensive general election strategy
D:A steady, slow- building following with the primary electorate.
Is this correct?
The ability of the perceived winners to raise money? Oh, yes, I agree!
The correct answer is B: The ability to raise money.
When a primary schedule is heavily front-loaded, it means that a significant number of states hold their primaries early in the election season. This puts a lot of pressure on candidates to quickly gain support and momentum. One important factor in this situation is the ability to raise money. Candidates need sufficient funds to launch effective campaigns, build infrastructure, advertise, and engage with voters in multiple states at once. Being able to raise money early on is crucial for candidates to compete effectively in a front-loaded primary schedule.