Like any industry or job sector, the political arena has its own vocabulary of jargon. Some of it has roots in 19th century history, and some are important technical terms defined by the Federal Election Commission. The entries below are by no means an exhaustive compilation. However, this is a good place to start or a reference to keep on hand when you hear a new word or expression.
Scroll down to look for a specific word or click to an individual page to see all the entries under that letter of the alphabet.