The Green Papers
2011 Political Parties
Parties Grouped by Classification


Parties Alphabetically
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 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
 
    

Major Parties

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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
361 Incumbents
702 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
14 Candidates

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

Republican
Republican

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
468 Incumbents
922 Candidates


Major Third Parties

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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
5 Candidates

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

 
 Nebraska Party
    Affiliate of: Constitution
Nebraska affiliate of the Constitution Party
 
 U.S. Taxpayers
    Affiliate of: Constitution

Former name for the Constitution Party.


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
10 Candidates

 
 D.C. Statehood Green
  D.C. Statehood Green Affiliate of: Green
DC affiliate of the Green Party
 
 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
 
 Mountain
  Mountain Affiliate of: Green
Based in West Virginia

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

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
 
 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
35 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

(New York) Moderates
  New York

Originally "New York Moderates" however state law disallows the use of the state's name in party names so the party name was changed to "Moderates".


Alaskan Independence
Alaskan Independence Based in Alaska

America First Party
America First Party

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

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
2 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
 

Founded circa 16 August 2004.


American Conservative Party
American Conservative Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


American Party of Florida
American Party of Florida Florida

American Third Position
  West Virginia

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

The American Third Position Party believes the United States discriminates against white people.


Americans Elect
Americans Elect

Anti-Prohibition Party
  New York

Blue Enigma Party
  Delaware

Boston Tea Party
 

Centrist
  Based in New York

Christian Liberty Party
Christian Liberty Party

formerly the American Heritage Party


Citizens Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

The Citizens Party was founded in 2004 as the New American Independent Party in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In 2011, the party changed its name to the Citizens Party.


Conservative
Conservative Based in New York

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


Conservative Party USA
Conservative Party USA

Covenant
Covenant Northern Mariana Islands

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent


Democratic/Republican
  Based in Vermont

Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida

Ralph Nader 2008 Presidential


Family Values Party
  Florida

Florida Whig Party
Florida Whig Party Florida

The Florida Whig Party is a political party in the State of Florida that was formed in 2006 and obtained ballot access in 2007. The Florida Whig Party is not associated with the Modern Whig movement.


For Independent Voters
  Minnesota

Free Energy
  Hawaii

Freedom
  Kansas, New York

Healthcare
  Based in Pennsylvania

Also called American Healthcare


HeartQuake '08
 

Independence
Independence Affiliates: Independent Greens

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Candidates

 
 Independent Greens of Virginia
    Affiliate of: Independence
Virginia

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


Independent Green Populist
  New York

New York U.S. House CD 25


Independent Party Of Delaware
Independent Party Of Delaware Based in Delaware

Independent Party of Connecticut
  Connecticut

Independent Party of Oregon
  Oregon

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 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.


Iowa Party
  Iowa

Jobs Now Party
  New York

Liberty Union
Liberty Union Based in Vermont

Louisiana Taxpayers Party
  Louisiana

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


Moderate Party
Moderate Party California

Natural Law
Natural Law Affiliates: United Party

"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

Illinois Presidential Candidate John Joseph Polachek


New American Independent Party
  The New American Independent Party was founded in 2004 in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

The New American Independent Party is not affiliated or related to any other political party except for the Interdependent 3rd Party in Massachusetts. Affiliates in California, Delaware, Nevada, New York, and Vermont call themselves the Self Reliance Party to avoid confusion with other parties with similar names.


Objectivist Party
 

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
2 Incumbents
1 Candidate

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
3 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

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

Peace
  Oregon

Ralph Nader, Oregon, 2008 Presidential Election.
17 September 2009: Filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to change the party name to Progressive Party.


Peace And Freedom
Peace And Freedom Based in California

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Personal Choice
Personal Choice Based in Utah

Populist
 

Progressive
Progressive Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


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

Purple Party
  Wisconsin

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


Quit Raising Taxes
  Minnesota

Rent is 2 Damn High
  New York

Right to Life
Right to Life New York

School Tax Relief
  School Tax Relief

Socialist Equality Party
Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Party USA
Socialist Party USA

Socialist Workers Party
Socialist Workers Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Tax Revolt Party
  New York

Taxpayer
  New York

Term Limits for the United States Congress Party
  Florida

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 Party
The Modern Whig Party

The Tea Party of Nevada
  Nevada

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate

2010 Constitution, Bylaws, and Officers


United Citizens
United Citizens Based in South Carolina

United States Pacifist Party
 

United States Pirate Party
 

Unity
Unity Colorado

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Unity08
 

Veterans Party of America
Veterans Party of America Based in Florida

Vote Here
  New Jersey

New Jersey party designation


Vote People Change
  New York

New York Congressional District 15


We, the People
  Wisconsin

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
2 Candidates


Independents

By Petition
 

Connecticut For Lieberman
  Connecticut

Independent
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Incumbents
43 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
1 Candidate


No Ballot Designation
 

No Party Affiliation
  Appearing on the ballot in Michigan

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
22 Candidates


No Party Designation
  Appearing on the ballot in Connecticut

No Party Preference
  Washington

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
5 Candidates


Nominated By Petition
 

Nomination by other than by Primary
  Arizona

Nonpartisan
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
6 Incumbents


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

Other
  Louisiana

Other-party nominee
  Ohio

Petition
 

Petitioning Candidate
 

Unaffiliated
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Unenrolled
  Maine

Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable

None of the Names Shown
  Idaho

None of these candidates
  Nevada

Not readily classifiable
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Scattering
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


The Humane Party
  California

Write-in
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
6 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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