Chief of Party

By Gayatri, Kovida, Caden, and Vianney

Definition and Roles

The president helps members of the same political party get elected into office and will go as far as to campaign for certain individuals. The president can repeatedly campaign for an individual to support their reelection.

Examples of Responsibilities:

  • Speaking at rallies for a party nominee

  • Creating commercials for certain individuals

  • Choosing leading party members to serve in the Cabinet

  • Traveling to California to speak at a rally for a party nominee to the U.S. Senate

Importance of the role to the President's administration

The president is automatically the chief of party. This is not the leader of the political party that controls the executive branch, but merely one of the most valued representatives. Political party are not in the Constitution.

Difference between Chief of Party and Leader of Party

The party leader is responsible for managing the party's relationship with the public whereas the Chief of Party is responsible for helping members of the same party get elected into office.

  • Senate Democratic Leader: Harry Reid
  • House Democratic Leader: Nancy Pelosi
  • Chair of the Democratic National Committee: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Works Cited

  • The Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court, Scholastic Inc., 1989.

  • "Seven Roles for One President |" Scholastic Teachers. Scholastic, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.

  • "Obama Presidency: U.S. Imperialism Tries a Makeover." Obama Presidency: U.S. Imperialism Tries a Makeover. Internationalists, Feb. 2008. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.

  • "Job Description." Dictionary of Marketing Communications (2004): n. pag. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.