The Green Papers
2008 Political Parties
Parties Grouped by Classification


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Parties Grouped by Classification

The Classification of Political parties listed on TheGreenPapers.com.

  1. Major Parties (those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1976 and 2004)
    1. Democrats and affiliates
    2. Republicans and affiliates
  2. Third Parties
    1. Major Third Parties and affiliates (any Party, other than the Democrats and the Republicans, receiving a minimum of 2/10ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1976 and 2004 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2004] are hereby defined as "Major third parties" for the purposes of "The Green Papers" website. Excluded from this are non-party Independent bids for President which received at least 0.2% of the nationwide popular vote. See Criteria for including Major Third Parties.)
    2. Other Third Parties (i.e., not a Major Third Party)
  3. Independents (covering Unaffiliated, Nonpartisan and all the other synonyms/euphemisms for Independent)
  4. Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
 
    

Major Parties

Democratic
Democratic Affiliates: Democratic-Farmer Labor; Democratic-Nonpartisan League

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
434 Incumbents
644 Candidates

 
 Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Democratic-Farmer Labor Affiliate of: Democratic
Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Incumbents
13 Candidates

 
 Democratic-Nonpartisan League
    Affiliate of: Democratic
North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 Candidates


Republican
Republican

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
390 Incumbents
628 Candidates


Major Third Parties

Green
Green Affiliates: D.C. Statehood Green; Desert Greens; Green Independent; Green-Rainbow; Mountain; Pacific Green; Peace And Justice; Progressive Party of Missouri

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
120 Candidates

 
 D.C. Statehood Green
  D.C. Statehood Green Affiliate of: Green
DC affiliate of the Green Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

 
 Desert Greens
  Desert Greens Affiliate of: Green
Utah affiliate of the Green Party
 
 Green Independent
  Green Independent Affiliate of: Green
Maine affiliate of the Green Party
 
 Green-Rainbow
  Green-Rainbow Affiliate of: Green
Massachusetts affiliate of the Green Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

 
 Mountain
  Mountain Affiliate of: Green
Based in West Virginia

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

On 8 July 2007, the Mountain Party voted to become the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party.

 
 Pacific Green
  Pacific Green Affiliate of: Green
Oregon affiliate of the Green Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 Candidates

 
 Peace And Justice
    Affiliate of: Green
New York affiliate of the Green Party
 
 Progressive Party of Missouri
  Progressive Party of Missouri Affiliate of: Green
Missouri Green Party affiliate

Libertarian
Libertarian

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
212 Candidates


Reform
Reform Affiliates: Integrity

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
7 Candidates

 
 The Integrity Party of New York State
  The Integrity Party of New York State Affiliate of: Reform
New York

Other Third Parties

Alaskan Independence
Alaskan Independence Based in Alaska

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Candidates


America First Party
America First Party

America's Independent Party
  Affiliates: American Independent
Fenton, Michigan

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
13 Candidates

Associated with Alan Keyes

 
 American Independent
  American Independent Affiliate of: America's Independent Party
California affiliate of America's Independent Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates

On 28 June 2008 a dispute arose in the American Independent Party which resulted in the party changing its affiliation from the Constitution Party to America's Independent Party of Fenton, Michigan on 28 June 2008.


American
  Minnesota

American Centrist Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Founded circa 16 August 2004.


American Party of Florida
American Party of Florida Florida

Blue Enigma Party
  Delaware

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Boston Tea Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
18 Candidates


Centrist
  Based in New York

Conservative
Conservative Based in New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
27 Candidates


Constitution
Constitution Affiliates: American Constitution; Concerned Citizens; Independent American; Nebraska; U.S. Taxpayers

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
76 Candidates

 
 American Constitution Party
    Affiliate of: Constitution
Colorado affilate of the Constitution Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

 
 Concerned Citizens
    Affiliate of: Constitution
Connecticut affiliate of the Constitution Party
 
 Independent American
    Affiliate of: Constitution
Nevada affiliate of the Constitution Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates

 
 Nebraska Party
    Affiliate of: Constitution
Nebraska affiliate of the Constitution Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

 
 U.S. Taxpayers
    Affiliate of: Constitution

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 Candidates

Former name for the Constitution Party.


Covenant
Covenant Northern Mariana Islands

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent


Democratic/Republican
  Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Incumbents


Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Ralph Nader 2008 Presidential


Family Values Party
  Florida

For Independent Voters
  Minnesota

Freedom
  Kansas, New York

Healthcare
  Based in Pennsylvania

Also called American Healthcare


HeartQuake '08
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
10 Candidates


Independence
Independence Affiliates: Independent Greens

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
26 Candidates

 
 Independent Greens of Virginia
    Affiliate of: Independence
Virginia

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates

The "Independent Greens" are not affiliated with the "Green Party of the United States".


Independent Green Populist
  New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

New York U.S. House CD 25


Independent Party Of Delaware
Independent Party Of Delaware Based in Delaware

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Independent Party of Oregon
  Oregon

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates

The party was formed in 2007 because in 2005, the state Legislator enacted a law that prohibiting anyone voted in the most recent party primary from signing the nominating petitions for an unaffiliated candidates.


Liberty Union
Liberty Union Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 Candidates


Louisiana Taxpayers Party
  Louisiana

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

The Louisiana Taxpayers Party has placed Ron Paul and Barry Goldwater Jr. on the 2008 Louisiana ballot as Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, respectively.


Marijuana
  Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Natural Law
Natural Law Affiliates: United Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

"The US Peace Government (http://www.uspeacegovernment.org) is now carrying forward the programs, policies, and ideals of the Natural Law Party. Dr. John Hagelin, the 2000 NLP presidential candidate, is now president of the US Peace Government, and many former NLP candidates and supporters have taken leadership positions in this new, complementary government, whose purpose is to prevent social violence, terrorism, and war and to promote harmony and peace in the U.S. and throughout the world. We encourage all supporters of the Natural Law Party to consider giving their support now to the US Peace Government."

 
 The United Party
    Affiliate of: Natural Law
Idaho branch of the defunct Natural Law Party

New
  Illinois

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Illinois Presidential Candidate John Joseph Polachek


Objectivist Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

On 2 February 2008, Dr. Tom Stevens formed the Objectivist Party which seeks to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in the political realm. The 25 May 2008 National Convention in Denver Colorado nominated Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) for President and Alden Link (New Jersey) for Vice-President.


Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño
Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

The minority Puerto Rican Independence Party, (in Spanish: Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño- or PIP) is Puerto Rico's principal "third Party".


Partido Nuevo Progresista
Partido Nuevo Progresista

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent
3 Candidates

The New Progressives (in Spanish: Partido Nuevo Progresista and abbreviated PNP) tend to be somehat more pro-Statehood than the PPD and also tend to be the more aligned with the Republicans in the US.


Partido Popular Democrático
Partido Popular Democrático

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent
2 Candidates

The Popular Democrats (in Spanish: Partido Popular Democrático, usually abbreviated as PPD) have tended to be pro-Commonwealth and, hence, largely anti-Statehood (though there has been a minority pro-Statehood faction within the PPD) and tends to be more or less aligned with the Democrats of the US.


Partido Puertorriqueños por Puerto Rico
Partido Puertorriqueños por Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates

Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party. The Party, PPR, was founded in 1996 and certified as a ballot qualified party in May 2007.


Party for Socialism and Liberation
Party for Socialism and Liberation

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
12 Candidates


Peace
  Oregon

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Ralph Nader, Oregon, 2008 Presidential Election


Peace And Freedom
Peace And Freedom Based in California

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
7 Candidates


Personal Choice
Personal Choice Based in Utah

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Populist
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Progressive
Progressive Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
7 Candidates


Prohibition Party
Prohibition Party Affiliates: Concerns Of People

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Candidates

 
 Concerns Of People
    Affiliate of: Prohibition Party
Colorado affiliate of the Prohibition Party

Purple Party
  Wisconsin

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Wisconsin U.S. House CD 4 candidate Michael D. LaForest


Quit Raising Taxes
  Minnesota

Rent is too High
  New York

Right to Life
Right to Life New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


School Tax Relief
  School Tax Relief

Socialist Equality Party
Socialist Equality Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Socialist Party USA
Socialist Party USA

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
20 Candidates


Socialist Workers Party
Socialist Workers Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
26 Candidates


Term Limits for the United States Congress Party
  Florida

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


The Greens / Green Party USA
The Greens / Green Party USA

The "The Greens / Green Party USA" is not affiliated with the "Green Party of the United States".


The Modern Whig Praty
The Modern Whig Praty

United Citizens
United Citizens Based in South Carolina

United States Pacifist Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Unity
  Minnesota

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Unity08
 

Veterans Party of America
Veterans Party of America Based in Florida

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Vote Here
  New Jersey

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

New Jersey party designation


Vote People Change
  New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

New York Congressional District 15


We, the People
  Wisconsin

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

Wisconsin Presidential/Vice Presidential candidates: Jeffrey J. Wamboldt / David J. Klimisch


Workers World
Workers World

Working Families
  Based in New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
35 Candidates


Independents

By Petition
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Independent
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent
151 Candidates


Independent Democrat
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent

Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman, re-elected in 2006 as an Independent, is listed as an "Independent Democrat" by the U.S. Senate.


No Affiliation
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


No Party Affiliation
  Appearing on the ballot in Michigan

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent
16 Candidates


No Party Designation
  Appearing on the ballot in Connecticut

No Party Preference
  Washington

Nominated By Petition
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Nomination by other than by Primary
  Arizona

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Nonpartisan
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
5 Incumbents
21 Candidates


Not affiliated with a recognized political party
  Appearing on the ballot in Louisiana

Other-party nominee
  Ohio

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
6 Candidates


Petition
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Petitioning Candidate
 

Unaffiliated
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
9 Candidates


Unenrolled
  Maine

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable

None of the Names Shown
  Idaho

None of these candidates
  Nevada

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates


Not readily classifiable
 

Scattering
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
227 Candidates


Write-in
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
417 Candidates


 

Parties are listed as (party) where either it has been reported that a given candidacy is affiliated with a given Party but said affiliation does not appear on the ballot or 'The Green Papers' does not have independent confirmation from an election authority that the given Party has its own separate line on the ballot.

 


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