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# Campaigning for election to provincial or state office

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Campaigning for election to provincial or state office frequently requires that a candidate spend much time and energy catering to the interests of national party officials who can help the candidate to win office. The elected officials who campaign for reelection while they are in office thus often fail to serve the interests of their local constituencies.

Which one of the following is an assumption made by the argument?

(A) Catering to the interests of national party officials sometimes conflicts with serving the interests of a provincial or state officialâ€™s local constituencies.

(B) Only by catering to the interests of national party officials can those who hold provincial or state office win reelection.

(C) The interests of local constituencies are well served only by elected officials who do not cater to the interests of national party officials.

(D) Officials elected to provincial or state office are obligated to serve only the interests of constituents who belong to the same party as do the officials.

(E) All elected officials are likely to seek reelection to those offices that are not limited to one term.
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16 Mar 2005, 04:38
(1)Campaigning for electoin to provincial or state office frequently requires candidate to spend much time and enery catering to interest of national party officials
(2)National party officials can help candidate to win office
(3)The elected officials who campaign for re-election while they are in office thus often fail to serve the interests of their local constituencies

1,2 --> Premise
3 ----> Conclusion

We need to find an answer choice that holds up the conclusion.

Which one of the following is an assumption made by the argument?

(A) Catering to the interests of national party officials sometimes conflicts with serving the interests of a provincial or state officialâ€™s local constituencies.
- We're not discussing conflict of interst, but a failure to serve the local constituencies the officials represent.

(B) Only by catering to the interests of national party officials can those who hold provincial or state office win reelection.
- Does not tells us that elected officials will fail to serve the interest of local constituencies because they are busy hosting national party officials

(C) The interests of local constituencies are well served only by elected officials who do not cater to the interests of national party officials.
- This one will fill in the logic gap. If elected official can only served the interests of local constituencies well if they do not cater to the interest of national party officials, then our conclusion is true.

(D) Officials elected to provincial or state office are obligated to serve only the interests of constituents who belong to the same party as do the officials.
- Out of scope

(E) All elected officials are likely to seek reelection to those offices that are not limited to one term.
- Out of scope

(C) it is
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16 Mar 2005, 09:14
C is the assumption here.. where in it says that there is only one way to win the re election.
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16 Mar 2005, 23:55
A is the best...the argument here is about neglecting the interests of the constituences

Negation test will lead only to A
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17 Mar 2005, 00:32
chunjuwu wrote:
Campaigning for election to provincial or state office frequently requires that a candidate spend much time and energy catering to the interests of national party officials who can help the candidate to win office. The elected officials who campaign for reelection while they are in office thus often fail to serve the interests of their local constituencies.

Which one of the following is an assumption made by the argument?

(A) Catering to the interests of national party officials sometimes conflicts with serving the interests of a provincial or state officialâ€™s local constituencies.
(B) Only by catering to the interests of national party officials can those who hold provincial or state office win reelection.
(C) The interests of local constituencies are well served only by elected officials who do not cater to the interests of national party officials.
(D) Officials elected to provincial or state office are obligated to serve only the interests of constituents who belong to the same party as do the officials.
(E) All elected officials are likely to seek reelection to those offices that are not limited to one term.

Go with A.

B,C and D are too strong because these answer choices contain ONLY.
E is aslo too strong because it contain ALL.

A is the remaining and it contains sometimes which is washy washy... therefore A is the answer.
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17 Mar 2005, 10:17
Fact: Campaigning involves spending time and energy to cater the national party officials.
Conclusion: Officials who campaign for reelection will neglect local interest.

Assumption would be what links the fact to the conclusion, ie. catering national party officials means neglecting local interest.

(A) Catering to the interests of national party officials sometimes conflicts with serving the interests of a provincial or state officialâ€™s local constituencies.
This is it.
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17 Mar 2005, 12:18
What is wrong with C. A & C are quite alike.
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17 Mar 2005, 19:11
A because:

Conclusion in the statement :

â€œThe elected officials who campaign for reelection while they are in office thus often fail to serve the interests of their local constituenciesâ€
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17 Mar 2005, 19:21
campaigning for election to provincial or state office frequently requires that a candidate spend much time and energy catering to the interests of national party officials who can help the candidate to win office. The elected officials who campaign for reelection while they are in office thus often fail to serve the interests of their local constituencies.

The two blue sentences just prove that these two activities are conflicting sometimes.

But C says '......are well served only by ........'

I think it's not necessarily the cause and effect relationship.

Besides, it's too absolute.

OA is A.

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10 May 2011, 01:42
C by POE.
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Re: Campaigning for election to provincial or state office [#permalink]

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07 May 2012, 08:17
+1 A

If the interests of the party don't conflict with the interests of the local citizens, we could not conclude that the elected officials who campaign for reelection will fail in serving the interests of those citizens.
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Re: Campaigning for election to provincial or state office [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2016, 02:49
Prema wrote:
What is wrong with C. A & C are quite alike.

C is pretty much an extremist view.Assuming it is not viable.
Re: Campaigning for election to provincial or state office   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2016, 02:49
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