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The Classification of Political parties listed on

  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


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

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
AlabamaIndependentRobert E. John, Jr.Candidate for House CD 2
AlaskaIndependentLieutenant Governor Byron I. MallottIncumbent Lieutenant Governor
IndependentGovernor Bill WalkerIncumbent Governor
American Samoa  
ArizonaIndependentIndependent Party of Arizona
IndependentRowan BeanCandidate for House CD 2
IndependentJoanne Selena Lopez-CervantezCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentJohn Lewis "J.L." MealerCandidate for Senate Class 3
CaliforniaIndependentMikelis Valainis BeitiksCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentRobert Edmund LautenCandidate for House CD 45
IndependentMukund Martand MoharirCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentPreston PicusCandidate for House CD 12
IndependentJason Alan SwaimCandidate for Senate Class 3
District of Columbia  
FloridaIndependentKyle "KC" GibsonCandidate for Governor
IndependentDavid MendenhallCandidate for House CD 23
IndependentMichael Reuben PloeckelmannCandidate for House CD 5
IndependentJeffrey G. "Jeff" RabinowitzCandidate for House CD 10
IdahoIndependentGordon Joe CounsilCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentTimothy Aaron RatyCandidate for Senate Class 3
IllinoisIndependentJames P. "Jim" BrownCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentWilliam Edward "Bill" FraserCandidate for House CD 8
IndependentDavid Michael GillCandidate for House CD 13
IowaIndependentJack MeltonCandidate for House CD 1
KentuckyIndependentDrew CurtisCandidate for Governor
MaineIndependentSenator Angus Stanley King, Jr.Incumbent Senate Class 1
IndependentMike TurcotteCandidate for House CD 2
MarylandIndependentLiz MatoryCandidate for House CD 8
IndependentEdward ShlikasCandidate for Senate Class 3
MinnesotaIndependentKevin "Bird" WingeCandidate for House CD 7
MississippiIndependentBoyce AdamsCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentSam AdcockCandidate for House CD 1
Independentstate Senator Nancy Adams CollinsCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentEdward Troy "Ed" "Doc" HollidayCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentRoger Starner "Starner" JonesCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentDistrict Attorney John Trent "Trent" KellyCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentItawamba County Prosecutor Michael P. "Chip" Mills, Jr.Candidate for House CD 1
IndependentGregory D. "Greg" PirkleCandidate for House CD 1
Independentformer Eupora Mayor Herman Henry "Henry" Ross, IICandidate for House CD 1
IndependentDaniel SparksCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentTransportation Commissioner Mike TagertCandidate for House CD 1
Independentformer Jackson City Councilor Robert Quentin "Quentin" Whitwell, Jr.Candidate for House CD 1
IndependentWalter Howard Zinn, Jr.Candidate for House CD 1
MissouriIndependentMary BowerCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
IndependentWana DubieCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentJeffrey KeesCandidate for Secretary of State
IndependentWilliam PeipersCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
IndependentLes Turulli, Jr.Candidate for Governor
NevadaIndependentJerry Dean CarterCandidate for Senate Class 3
New HampshireIndependentJon LavoieCandidate for Governor
New Jersey  
New Mexico  
New York  
North CarolinaIndependentMohammad Abous Sabur NasiriCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentNicholas TolertonCandidate for House CD 13
IndependentBailey Wayne TuttleCandidate for House CD 8
North Dakota  
Northern MarianasIndependentTerritorial Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho "Kilili" SablanIncumbent Delegate to the House of Representatives
IndependentTerritorial Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho "Kilili" SablanCandidate for Delegate to the House of Representatives
OhioIndependentThomas William ConnorsCandidate for Senate Class 3
IndependentNoel Jaime NazarioCandidate for House CD 9
IndependentScott RupertCandidate for Senate Class 3
OklahomaIndependentAaron DaviesCandidate for House CD 2
PennsylvaniaIndependentNick GibsonCandidate for House CD 1
IndependentTreasurer Timothy A. ReeseIncumbent Treasurer
Puerto RicoIndependentReinaldo RiosCandidate for Governor
Rhode Island  
South Carolina  
South Dakota  
TennesseeIndependentTimothy RobertsCandidate for House CD 6
TexasIndependentJeffrey AnselCandidate for House CD 13
VermontIndependentSenator Bernard "Bernie" SandersIncumbent Senate Class 1
Virgin IslandsIndependentGovernor Kenneth E. "Ken" MappIncumbent Governor
WashingtonIndependentTed CummingsCandidate for Senate Class 3
West VirginiaIndependentJames BrennanCandidate for Governor
IndependentQuintin Gerard CaldwellCandidate for Governor
IndependentTyler Cloud DixonCandidate for Governor
IndependentCarroll Duane Garnes, Jr.Candidate for Governor
WisconsinIndependentJason KraayvangerCandidate for House CD 1

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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