Cain is one of those people who will never be honored properly by the Iowa caucuses.
The North Dakota caucuses will not select a single delegate Tuesday.
Next week Obama goes to Capitol Hill to meet House and Senate Republican and Democratic caucuses.
By drawing just 6,073 votes in the caucuses Tuesday night, the Minnesota congresswoman was forced to limp off the field.
Turnout was dramatically down in caucuses in Nevada, Minnesota, and Colorado.
Being busy farmers, we hold our caucuses and other meetings in the evening and usually in the schoolhouse.
In fact, even the deliberations of the workmen's caucuses must have been known to Gage.
Although winning a victory at the caucuses, he fully realized having slipped down lower in the scale of morality.
From that time on, there were meetings and caucuses and primaries every night.
The temporary committee realized that due care must be exercised in getting these caucuses started.
"private meeting of party leaders," 1763, American English (New England), perhaps from an Algonquian word caucauasu "counselor, elder, adviser" in the dialect of Virginia, or from the Caucus Club of Boston, a 1760s social & political club whose name possibly derived from Modern Greek kaukos "drinking cup." Another old guess is caulker's (meeting) [Pickering, 1816], but OED finds this dismissable.
caucus: "This noun is used throughout the United States, as a cant term for those meetings, which are held by the different political parties, for the purpose of agreeing upon candidates for office, or concerting any measure, which they intend to carry at the subsequent public, or town meetings." [John Pickering, "A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America," Boston, 1816]
The word caucus, and its derivative caucusing, are often used in Boston. The last answers much to what we stile parliamenteering or electioneering. All my repeated applications to different gentlemen have not furnished me with a satisfactory account of the origin of caucus. It seems to mean, a number of persons, whether more or less, met together to consult upon adopting and prosecuting some scheme of policy, for carrying a favorite point. [William Gordon, "History, Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the Independence of the United States of America," London, 1788]
1850, from caucus (n.), but caucusing is attested from 1788.
A meeting of members of a political party to nominate candidates, choose convention delegates, plan campaign tactics, determine party policy, or select leaders for a legislature.