party politics

noun

often disapproving
: political activities, decisions, etc., that relate to or support a particular political party
Party politics played a large role in determining who would be chosen for the position.

Examples of party politics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an interview, Gallagher insisted party politics and the current Republican tumult in Congress did not play a role in his decision. Hope Karnopp, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 While the Kennedy family is synonymous with Democratic party politics, RFK Jr. is campaigning as an independent candidate. Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News, 18 Mar. 2024 This explains why many reservists believe that their position transcends party politics and policy squabbles. Risa Brooks, Foreign Affairs, 9 May 2023 Born in Camden on Aug. 29, 1934, Pryor was immersed in Democratic party politics from an early age. Frank E. Lockwood, arkansasonline.com, 20 Apr. 2024 While the council is technically nonpartisan, party politics have not been kept secret. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 The cases are upending traditional party politics and inspiring odd bedfellows. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2024 But in an interview, Gallagher insisted party politics and the current Republican tumult in Congress did not play a role in his decision not to seek reelection. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2024 And party politics aside, the result suggests that old tactics to intimidate and suppress voters largely didn’t work. Ayesha Jalal, The Conversation, 11 Feb. 2024

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“Party politics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/party%20politics. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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