The Green Papers
2015 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 1980 and 2012)
    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 2012 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2012] 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

Party Links
The Democratic Party Democratic National Committee
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC
Democratic Governors' Association
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee DLCC

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
337 Incumbents
638 Candidates
97 Links

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

Party Links
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Incumbents
8 Candidates
1 Link

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

Party Links
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Republican
Republican

Party Links
Republican National Committee

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
488 Incumbents
738 Candidates
86 Links


Major Third Parties

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

Party Links
Constitution Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates
43 Links

 
 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

Party Links
The Independent American Party of Nevada Note: The Independent American Party of Nevada is an affiliate of the Constitution Party and is has no ties to the national Independent American Party.

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links

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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate
1 Link

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

Party Links
Green Party of the United States
Green Parties of North America

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
10 Candidates
42 Links

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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 Desert Greens
  Desert Greens Affiliate of: Green
Utah affiliate of the Green Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 Green Independent
  Green Independent Affiliate of: Green
Maine affiliate of the Green Party

Party Links
Maine Greens (Green Independent)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 Green-Rainbow
  Green-Rainbow Affiliate of: Green
Massachusetts affiliate of the Green Party

Party Links
Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 Mountain
  Mountain Affiliate of: Green
Based in West Virginia

Party Links
West Virginia Mountain Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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

Party Links
Pacific Green Party of Oregon

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 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

Party Links
Libertarian Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
29 Candidates
59 Links


Reform
Reform Affiliates: Integrity

Party Links
Reform Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
7 Candidates
11 Links

 
 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".


1787 Party
 

Party Links
1787 Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

Founded circa January 2013. The party's goal is to "find intelligent and sustainable solutions for our national challenges."


Alaskan Independence
Alaskan Independence Based in Alaska

Party Links
Alaskan Independence Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


America First Party
America First Party

Party Links
America First Party America First National Committee

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 Links


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

Party Links
America’s Independent Party (associated with Alan Keyes)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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
1 Link

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.


America's Party
  Colorado

American
  Minnesota

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


American Centrist Party
 

Founded circa 16 August 2004.


American Conservative Party
American Conservative Party

American Freedom Party
  West Virginia

Party Links
American Freedom Party
American Third Position

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links

1 February 2013: American Third Position Party changes its name to American Freedom Party.
The American Third Position Party believes the United States discriminates against white people.


American Party of Florida
American Party of Florida Florida

Americans Elect
Americans Elect

Party Links
Americans Elect

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Anti-Prohibition Party
  New York

Blue Enigma Party
  Delaware

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Boston Tea Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

"The Boston Tea Party is a reaction to the Libertarian Party's decision, at its 2006 national convention, to abdicate its political responsibilities to the American people." The Florida affiliate of the party disaffiated with the national party on 19 October 2008.


Centrist
  Based in New York

Christian Liberty Party
Christian Liberty Party

Party Links
Christian Liberty Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Links

formerly the American Heritage Party


Citizens Freedom Party
 

Party Links
Citizens Freedom Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Citizens Party
 

Party Links
Citizens Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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.


Common Sense
  New York

Conservative
Conservative Based in New York

Party Links
Conservative Party of New York State

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


Conservative Party USA
Conservative Party USA

Party Links
The Conservative Party USA The Conservative Party USA is not affiliated with the Conservative Party of New York State.

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
19 Links


Constitutional
  Minnesota

Covenant
Covenant Northern Mariana Islands

Democratic-Republican
  Based in Vermont and New Jersey

Party Links
Democratic-Republican Party (of New Jersey)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links

The Democratic-Republican Party is not allowed to use its name on the New Jersey ballot. They are listed as the "D-R Party".


Ecology Party of Florida
  Florida

Party Links
Ecology Party of Florida

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

Ralph Nader 2008 Presidential


Family Values Party
  Florida

Florida Whig Party
Florida Whig Party Florida

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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

Grassroots
  Minnesota

Hawai'i Independent Party
  Hawaii

Party Links
Hawai'i Independent Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Healthcare
  Based in Pennsylvania

Also called American Healthcare


HeartQuake '08
 

Independence
Independence Affiliates: Independent Greens

Party Links
The New York City Independence Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Candidates
4 Links

 
 Independent Greens of Virginia
    Affiliate of: Independence
Virginia

Party Links
Independent Greens of Virginia Not affiliated with the Green Party. Voted to affililate with the Independence Party of America on 10 January 2008.

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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

Party Links
Independent Party of Delaware

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links


Independent Party of Connecticut
  Connecticut

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Independent Party of Florida
  Florida

Independent Party of Oregon
  Oregon

Party Links
Independent Party of Oregon

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate
1 Link

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

Justice Party
  Utah

Party Links
Justice Party USA

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
35 Links


Labor Party
  South Carolina

Party Links
Labor Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

Founded in June 1996.


Liberty Union
Liberty Union Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


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

Party Links
The U.S. Marijuana Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates
3 Links


Moderate Party
Moderate Party California

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Movimiento Unión Soberanista
Movimiento Unión Soberanista Puerto Rico

Party Links
Movimiento Unión Soberanista (¡Porque el País con el que sueñas es posible!)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links

A pro-independence party


NSA Did 911
  New Jersey

Natural Law
Natural Law Affiliates: United Party

Party Links
Natural Law Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
6 Links

"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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


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.


New Independent Party Iowa
  Iowa

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

Party Links
Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party - Spanish)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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
4 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

Party Links
Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Incumbent
1 Link

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.


Partido del Pueblo Trabajador
  Puerto Rico Working People's Party

Party Links
Partido del Pueblo Trabajador

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Links


Party for Socialism and Liberation
Party for Socialism and Liberation

Party Links
Party for Socialism and Liberation

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


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

Party Links
California Peace and Freedom Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links


Peoples Party
  Wisconise

Personal Choice
Personal Choice Based in Utah

Populist
 

Progressive
Progressive Based in Vermont

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate
4 Links


Prohibition Party
Prohibition Party Affiliates: Concerns Of People

Party Links
The Prohibition Party (Partisan Historical Society)

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

 
 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

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Right to Life
Right to Life New York

Party Links
National Right to Life

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
36 Links


Sapient
 

School Tax Relief
  School Tax Relief

Socialist Alternative
Socialist Alternative Seattle, Washington

Party Links
Socialist Alternative

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Socialist Equality Party
Socialist Equality Party

Party Links
Socialist Equality Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Socialist Party USA
Socialist Party USA

Party Links
Socialist Party USA
Socialist Party USA National Directory

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates
10 Links


Socialist Workers Party
Socialist Workers Party

Party Links
Socialist Workers Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links


StopCommonCore
  New York

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

Party Links
The Greens/Green Party USA (G/GPUSA) Faction. See The Greens/Green Party USA.

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

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

Party Links
The Modern Whig Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Links


The New Mexico Independent Party
  New Mexico

The New Mexico Independent Party was formed in 2008 to support independent and progressive candidates.


The Tea Party of Nevada
  Nevada

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links

2010 Constitution, Bylaws, and Officers


Twelve Visions Party
 

Party Links
Twelve Visions Party National Committee
Twelve Visions Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links


United Citizens
United Citizens Based in South Carolina

United Independent Party
  Massachusetts

Party Links
United Independent Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Links


United States Pacifist Party
 

Party Links
United States Pacifist Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


United States Pirate Party
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
4 Links


Unity
Unity Colorado

Party Links
The Unity Party of America

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate
40 Links


Unity08
 

Veterans Party of America
Veterans Party of America Based in California

Party Links
Veterans Party of America Founded 2013.
Veterans Party of America Founded 2003. Currently disbanded.

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Links


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


Women's Equality
  New York

Workers World
Workers World

Party Links
Workers World Party
Workers World Party Alternate Site
Workers World Online Newsletter

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Links


Working Families
  Based in New York

Party Links
Working Families Party
Working Families Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate
4 Links


Wyoming Country Party
  Wyoming

Party Links
Wyoming Country Party

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link

The Wyoming Country Party was founded in 2011.


Independents

By Petition
 

Connecticut For Lieberman
  Connecticut

Independent
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
7 Incumbents
62 Candidates


Independent Democrat
 

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
 

No Ballot Designation
 

No Party
 

No Party Affiliation
  Appearing on the ballot in Michigan

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
14 Candidates


No Party Designation
  Appearing on the ballot in Connecticut

No Party Preference
  Washington

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


Nominated By Petition
 

Nomination by other than by Primary
  Arizona

Non Affiliated
 

Nonpartisan
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
6 Incumbents


Nonparty
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Candidate


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
4 Candidates


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
7 Candidates
18 Links


Scattering
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
3 Candidates


The Humane Party
  California

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
1 Link


Write-in
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
8 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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