The Green Papers
2010 Political Parties
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  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 1980 and 2008)
    1. Democrats and affiliates
    2. Republicans and affiliates
  2. Third Parties
    1. Major Third Parties and affiliates (any Party, other than a Major Party [as defined in 1. above], receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1980 and 2008 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2008] 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 0.15% 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


Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
267 Candidates

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
Alaska(Libertarian)John E. FrancisCandidate for Senate Class 3
(Libertarian)Dona L. GrossmanCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianFredrick D. "David" HaaseCandidate for Senate Class 3
(Libertarian)Nan T. "Nan" HooperCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianWilliam S. "Billy" ToienCandidate for Governor
American Samoa  
Arizona(Libertarian)Clay AdairCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianJoe CobbCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianNick CoonsCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianThane EichenauerCandidate for Treasurer
LibertarianPowell GammillCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianBarry J. HessCandidate for Governor
LibertarianGeorge KeaneCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianDavid F. "Dave" NolanCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianNicole PattiCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianMichael L. ShoenCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianSteven M. StoltzCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianDarell TappCandidate for House CD 6
CaliforniaLibertarianMichael BenoitCandidate for House CD 52
LibertarianPhilip Zimt BergCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianMike BinkleyCandidate for House CD 48
LibertarianRichard S. "Rick" BronsteinCandidate for Insurance Commissioner
LibertarianPamela J. BrownCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
LibertarianWilliam P. "Bill" CushingCandidate for House CD 29
LibertarianPaul-Michael DekkerCandidate for House CD 53
LibertarianJames M. "Jim" EyerCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianAndrew H. "Andy" FavorCandidate for Controller
LibertarianEdward M. GonzalezCandidate for House CD 16
LibertarianLars GrossmithCandidate for House CD 50
LibertarianTimothy J. "Tim" HannanCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianMark LambertCandidate for House CD 42
LibertarianMary Virginia LarkinCandidate for House CD 17
LibertarianPaul LazagaCandidate for House CD 14
LibertarianGail K. LightfootCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianErich D. MillerCandidate for House CD 30
LibertarianDale F. OgdenCandidate for Governor
LibertarianMike PasterCandidate for House CD 49
LibertarianHerb PetersCandidate for House CD 36
LibertarianMike RodriguesCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianCarlos A. RodriguezCandidate for House CD 28
LibertarianJoel R. SmolenCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianDarrell M. StaffordCandidate for House CD 23
LibertarianEdward M. TeyssierCandidate for Treasurer
LibertarianChristina M. TobinCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianDouglas Arthur "Art" TumaCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianRandall WeissbuchCandidate for House CD 26
LibertarianMark Paul WilliamsCandidate for House CD 12
ColoradoLibertarianBuckley W. "Buck" BaileyCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianJaimes BrownCandidate for Governor
LibertarianGregory "Greg" GilmanCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianCurtis Lee HarrisCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianClinton Douglas "Clint" JonesCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianJerell B. KlaverCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianRobert Lee "Rob" McNealyCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianRoger Maclyn "Mac" StringerCandidate for Senate Class 3
ConnecticutLibertarianJoshua KatzCandidate for Comptroller
LibertarianKen MosherCandidate for Secretary of State
(Libertarian)Daniel J. RealeCandidate for House CD 2
(Libertarian)Carl E. VassarCandidate for Senate Class 3
DelawareLibertarianJames W. "Jim" RashCandidate for Senate Class 2
LibertarianBrent A. WangenCandidate for House At-Large
District of Columbia  
FloridaLibertarianAlexander Andrew "Alex" SnitkerCandidate for Senate Class 3
GeorgiaLibertarianDan BarberCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
LibertarianShane T. BruceCandidate for Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance
LibertarianDavid ChastainCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianKevin CherryCandidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
LibertarianWilliam "Will" CostaCandidate for Commissioner of Labor
LibertarianCharles Edward "Chuck" Donovan, Jr.Candidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianJohn H. MondsCandidate for Governor
LibertarianDon SmartCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianKira Griffiths WillisCandidate for Superintendent of Education
HawaiiLibertarianPatric "Pat" BrockCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianLloyd Jeffrey MallanCandidate for Senate Class 3
IdahoLibertarianTed DunlapCandidate for Governor
LibertarianMichael James "Mike" WashburnCandidate for House CD 1
IllinoisLibertarianJulie FoxCandidate for Comptroller
LibertarianLex GreenCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJosh HansonCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianMichael J. "Mike" LabnoCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianMichael J. "Mike" LabnoCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianWilliam "Bill" MalanCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianJames PaulyCandidate for Treasurer
IndianaLibertarianJohn Wayne CunninghamCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianJohn DuncanCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianEric KnipeCandidate for Auditor
LibertarianGreg S. "No Bull" KnottCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianJon MorrisCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianRichard Andrew "Chard" ReidCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianRebecca Sink-BurrisCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianTalmage "T.J." Thompson, Jr.Candidate for House CD 6
LibertarianMark VogelCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianMike WherryCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianDav WilsonCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianScott WiseCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianScott WiseCandidate for House CD 3
IowaLibertarianEric CooperCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJohn HeiderscheitCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianRob J. PetscheCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianJake PorterCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianGary Joseph SicardCandidate for House CD 2
KansasLibertarianMichael William "Mike" DannCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianRobert GarrardCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianAndrew P. GrayCandidate for Governor
LibertarianDennis HawverCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianPhillip Horatio LucasCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianShawn SmithCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianJasmin TalbertCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianJack WarnerCandidate for House CD 1
KentuckyLibertarianEdward A. "Ed" MartinCandidate for House CD 3
LouisianaLibertarianRandall Todd HayesCandidate for Senate Class 3
MarylandLibertarianRichard James DavisCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianLorenzo GaztañagaCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianSusan J. GaztañagaCandidate for Governor
LibertarianMark Andrew GrannisCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianDan MasseyCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianJerry McKinleyCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianH. Gavin ShickleCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianScott James SpencerCandidate for House CD 7
(Libertarian)Jack N. Wilson, Sr.Candidate for House CD 1
Massachusetts(Libertarian)Robert Michael "Bob" ClarkCandidate for House CD 5
(Libertarian)Joseph L. "Joe" KennedyCandidate for Senate Class 1
MichiganLibertarianClaude BeaversCandidate for House CD 10
LibertarianScotty BomanCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianBhagwan "Bob" DashairyaCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianClint FosterCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianJoseph "Jay" GillotteCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianAdam GoodmanCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianDaniel W. GrowCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianGregory "Greg" MerleCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianMichael J. MoonCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianKerry Lee MorganCandidate for House CD 15
LibertarianHeidi Soosha PetersonCandidate for House CD 13
LibertarianKenneth "Ken" ProctorCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJames Matthew RogersCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianLeonard SchwartzCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianRichard J. "Rick" SeculaCandidate for House CD 14
LibertarianKeith SheltonCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianFrederick Carl "Fred" StrandCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianJohn J. TatarCandidate for House CD 11
MississippiLibertarianKenneth "Tim" HamptonCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianHarold M. TaylorCandidate for House CD 1
MissouriLibertarianCharles W. BaumCandidate for Auditor
LibertarianJason Michael BraunCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianKevin CraigCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianJonathan DineCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianChristopher Willaim DwyerCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianSteven R. HedrickCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianRandall David "Randy" LangkraehrCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianSteve MosbacherCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianJulie StoneCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianRick VandevenCandidate for House CD 8
MontanaLibertarianMike FellowsCandidate for House At-Large
NebraskaLibertarianMichele Sallach-GraceCandidate for Auditor of Public Accounts
NevadaLibertarianEdward George "Ed" Klapproth, Jr.Candidate for House CD 1
LibertarianArthur Forest "Art" Lampitt, Jr.Candidate for Governor
LibertarianJoseph P. "Joe" SilvestriCandidate for House CD 3
New HampshireLibertarianJohn J. BabiarzCandidate for Governor
LibertarianKenneth E. "Ken" BlevensCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianPhilip HodsonCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianHoward L. WilsonCandidate for House CD 2
New JerseyLibertarianRuss CongerCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianJames "Jim" GawronCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianJoseph A. "Joe" SianoCandidate for House CD 4
New Mexico  
New York(Libertarian)Ernest Logan BellCandidate for House CD 24
(Libertarian)Elizabeth "Liz" BerneyCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianJohn CliftonCandidate for Senate Class 1
LibertarianRandolph A. "Randy" CredicoCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianJohn A. GaetaniCandidate for Comptroller
LibertarianCarl E. PersonCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianWarren RedlichCandidate for Governor
LibertarianTom VendittelliCandidate for House CD 13
North CarolinaLibertarianMichael "Mike" BeitlerCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianLon Vernon CecilCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianThomas B. HillCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianDarryl Alan HollomanCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianTom RoseCandidate for House CD 2
North DakotaLibertarianRichard Yamoto Flattum-RiemersCandidate for Tax Commissioner
LibertarianKeith J. HansonCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianJoshua VoytekCandidate for Public Service Commissioner 1
(Libertarian)Joshua VoytekCandidate for Secretary of State
Northern Marianas  
OhioLibertarianJohn David AndersonCandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianJim BernsCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianJeffrey J. "Jeff" BlevinsCandidate for House CD 16
LibertarianMatthew P. CantrellCandidate for Treasurer
LibertarianCharles R. "Charlie" EarlCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianMartin J. "Buck" ElsassCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianMarc Allan FeldmanCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianJeff GogginsCandidate for House CD 10
LibertarianDavid A. HarlowCandidate for House CD 8
LibertarianL. Michael "Mike" HowardCandidate for Auditor
LibertarianTravis M. IrvineCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianJohn M. JelenicCandidate for House CD 14
LibertarianMarcus "Marc" JohnstonCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianWilliam J. "Bill" KammererCandidate for House CD 15
LibertarianDonald Charles "Don" KissickCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianKenneth "Ken" MateszCandidate for Governor
LibertarianBrian L. SmithCandidate for House CD 5
Oklahoma(Libertarian)Clark DuffeCandidate for House CD 5
(Libertarian)Angelia O'DellCandidate for House CD 1
(Libertarian)Richard PrawdzienskiCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
OregonLibertarianMarc DelphineCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianJeffrey T. "Jeff" LawrenceCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianHarry Joe TaborCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianWes W. WagnerCandidate for Governor
PennsylvaniaLibertarianDemo AgorisCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianVernon L. EtzelCandidate for House CD 5
(Libertarian)Douglas M. "Doug" JamisonCandidate for Senate Class 3
(Libertarian)Marakay RogersCandidate for Governor
Puerto Rico  
Rhode Island(Libertarian)Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr.Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
South CarolinaLibertarianKeith BlandfordCandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianRichard "Rick" MahlerCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianEddie McCainCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianTimothy "Tim" MoultrieCandidate for Superintendent of Education
South Dakota  
Tennessee(Libertarian)Stephen William CollingsCandidate for House CD 5
(Libertarian)Morris F. "Mo" KiahCandidate for House CD 3
(Libertarian)William Gregory "Greg" SamplesCandidate for House CD 2
TexasLibertarianKen AshbyCandidate for House CD 5
LibertarianMark BolerCandidate for House CD 26
LibertarianJohn T. Burwell, Jr.Candidate for House CD 13
LibertarianChristopher J. "Chris" ClaytorCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianAaron I. CohnCandidate for House CD 15
LibertarianBill CollinsCandidate for House CD 16
LibertarianRick DonaldsonCandidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
LibertarianRoger GaryCandidate for Railroad Commissioner 1
LibertarianKatherine Youngblood "Kathie" GlassCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJames L. HoldarCandidate for Commissioner of General Land Office
LibertarianMichael Warren HopeCandidate for House CD 9
LibertarianMichael "Commander" IdrogoCandidate for House CD 20
LibertarianScott JamesonCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
LibertarianStephen KaatCandidate for House CD 28
LibertarianRichard B. KellyCandidate for House CD 17
LibertarianEdward Clark "Ed" Mishou, Jr.Candidate for House CD 27
LibertarianJohn Jay MyersCandidate for House CD 32
LibertarianMartin NitschkeCandidate for House CD 23
LibertarianBill OliverCandidate for House CD 31
LibertarianJ. B. OswaltCandidate for House CD 30
LibertarianCharles F. Parkes, IIICandidate for House CD 1
LibertarianJeremiah "JP" PerkinsCandidate for House CD 10
LibertarianRichard "Chip" PetersonCandidate for House CD 19
LibertarianJames A. PowellCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianJim D. PrindleCandidate for House CD 4
LibertarianJon RolandCandidate for Attorney General
LibertarianMary J. RuwartCandidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts
LibertarianByron SevernsCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianDavid Wayne SmithCandidate for House CD 2
LibertarianMatthew "Matt" SolodowCandidate for House CD 12
LibertarianDavid SparksCandidate for House CD 24
LibertarianJames Arthur StrohmCandidate for House CD 21
LibertarianJim StutsmanCandidate for House CD 25
LibertarianSteven "Steve" SusmanCandidate for House CD 22
LibertarianMike TaylorCandidate for House CD 18
LibertarianBob W. Townsend, IICandidate for House CD 7
LibertarianBrad WaltersCandidate for House CD 29
LibertarianBruce A. WestCandidate for House CD 8
Utah(Libertarian)Brian E. KamerathCandidate for Senate Class 3
LibertarianW. Andrew McCulloughCandidate for Governor
LibertarianJake ShannonCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianJared Paul StrattonCandidate for House CD 1
VermontLibertarianKaren KerinCandidate for Attorney General
Virgin Islands  
VirginiaLibertarianStuart Matthew BainCandidate for House CD 6
LibertarianDavid L. DotsonCandidate for House CD 11
LibertarianJames Joseph QuigleyCandidate for House CD 3
LibertarianWilliam B. "Bill" RedpathCandidate for House CD 10
West Virginia  
WisconsinLibertarianJoseph KexelCandidate for House CD 1
Libertarian  (no candidate)Candidate for Governor
WyomingLibertarianCandice De LaatCandidate for Secretary of State
LibertarianJohn V. LoveCandidate for House At-Large
LibertarianMike WheelerCandidate for Governor

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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