National Committees A. The national party chair presides over everyday operations of the national headquarters, monitors electoral races throughout the nation, helps set the party agenda and rules, and act something like a referee when there is a contested primary. B. Congressional and Senatorial Campaign Committees Each party maintains organizations to help its candidates win election or reelection to the two national legislative chambers. 1. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) 2. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) 3. Their Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 4. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) C. States Committee 1. Each state organization has its own peculiarities, but most state parties are headed by state committees sometimes known as stat central committees drawn from county, congressional district, and municipal party officials and led by a state party chair. D. Local Party Organizations 1. The higher levels of party organization have an incentive to work with local parties, since the national parties ultimately rely heavily upon local personnel to get out the vote on Election Day.