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2017 Political Parties
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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 1984 and 2016)
    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 1984 and 2016 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2016] 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
6 Incumbents
55 Candidates

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
AlabamaIndependentChad "Chig" MartinCandidate for Governor
Alaska(Independent)Gregory Evan "Greg" FitchCandidate for House At-Large
IndependentLieutenant Governor Byron I. MallottIncumbent Lieutenant Governor
IndependentGovernor Bill WalkerIncumbent Governor
American Samoa  
ArizonaIndependentAugustine Beyer "Augie" BeyerCandidate for House CD 8
IndependentKiko RexCandidate for House CD 9
ArkansasIndependentMichael BarrettCandidate for House CD 4
IndependentNatashia Burch HulseyCandidate for House CD 2
CaliforniaIndependentRobert Neil CheaderCandidate for House CD 20
IndependentTim GildersleeveCandidate for Senate Class 1
IndependentGrant HandlikCandidate for Governor
IndependentCharles Junior HodgeCandidate for Senate Class 1
IndependentTerra Eva SnoverCandidate for House CD 10
ColoradoIndependentKathleen CunninghamCandidate for Governor
IndependentKorey Paul StarkeyCandidate for Governor
IndependentNicholas Stephen Dreselly "Nick" ThomasCandidate for House CD 2
IndependentMichael WilbournCandidate for Governor
IndependentMatthew WoodCandidate for Governor
DelawareIndependentChristopher William MockermanCandidate for House At-Large
District of Columbia  
GeorgiaIndependentPatrick MooreheadCandidate for House CD 10
IndependentMary WestCandidate for House CD 12
IdahoIndependentLisa MarieCandidate for Governor
IndependentMichael RichardsonCandidate for Governor
IndependentJohn WiechecCandidate for Governor
IndianaIndependentRob ChatlosCandidate for House CD 9
IndependentJeremy Lee EdomCandidate for House CD 5
IowaIndependentBrent RoskeCandidate for Governor
LouisianaIndependent"Ron" CeasarCandidate for
MaineIndependentPhilip J. "Phil" Cleaves, Jr.Candidate for House CD 2
IndependentAlex HammerCandidate for Senate Class 1
Independentstate Treasurer Teresea M. "Terry" HayesCandidate for Governor
IndependentSenator Angus Stanley King, Jr.Incumbent Senate Class 1
IndependentSenator Angus Stanley King, Jr.Candidate for Senate Class 1
IndependentKarmo SandersCandidate for Governor
MarylandIndependentTed AtheyCandidate for House CD 6
MassachusettsIndependentJohn P. DevineCandidate for Senate Class 1
IndependentJoshua FordCandidate for Senate Class 1
MichiganIndependentDouglas Mark Smith, Jr.Candidate for House CD 3
IndependentMarcia SquierCandidate for Senate Class 1
New HampshireIndependentShawn O'ConnorCandidate for House CD 1
New JerseyIndependentJeff BossCandidate for Governor
Independentformer Long Hill Mayor Gina GenoveseCandidate for Governor
IndependentKarese J. LaguerreCandidate for Governor
IndependentJonathan "Jon" LancelotCandidate for Governor
IndependentMuhammad UsmanCandidate for Senate Class 1
New Mexico  
New York  
North Carolina  
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
OhioIndependentJames Jerome BellCandidate for House CD 11
Puerto Rico  
Rhode Island  
South Carolina  
South DakotaIndependentGeorge HendricksonCandidate for House At-Large
TennesseeIndependentNicholas Brent MantanonaCandidate for House CD 9
TexasIndependentJessica Kludt AllalaCandidate for House CD 16
IndependentRobert C. MasonCandidate for House CD 3
IndependentJessica Lee PeterkaCandidate for House CD 18
IndependentStephanie WilliamsCandidate for House CD 22
VermontIndependentSenator Bernard "Bernie" SandersIncumbent Senate Class 1
IndependentSenator Bernard "Bernie" SandersCandidate for Senate Class 1
Virgin IslandsIndependentGovernor Kenneth E. "Ken" MappIncumbent Governor
WashingtonIndependentEric AgnewCandidate for House CD 5
IndependentClay JohnsonCandidate for Senate Class 1
West Virginia  
WisconsinIndependentRalph "Robbie" HoffmanCandidate for Governor
IndependentKris Ann RileyCandidate for House CD 5

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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