How Is an Interest Group Different Than a Political Party?


An interest group is different from a political party in a sense that it has certain views or goals that cannot be changed, as opposed to the later which can review and rethink its platform whenever the situation requires. The members of an interest group are bound together, as the name suggests, by their common interest. Members of a political group, on the other hand, are organized to formulate and direct policies if no identifying interest or issue exists.
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Focusing on one particular issue or set of related issues, interest groups bring their concerns before elected officials and the public in a number of ways, including hiring lobbyists
Political parties can lose potential voters if an interest group has similar ideas as the political parties. ex: if an interest group has the same principles as the republican party
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They (the political party) pass laws or measures that benefit that interest group. One example is the teachers union. If they lobby politicians enough, perhaps they can influence
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