The Green Papers
2018 Political Parties
Parties Grouped by Classification

Parties Grouped by Classification
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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
26 Candidates

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
AlaskaNonpartisanChristopher Charles CumingsCandidate for House At-Large
NonpartisanJesse J. "Messy" TingleyCandidate for House At-Large
American SamoaNonpartisanGovernor Lolo Matalasi MoligaIncumbent Governor
CaliforniaNonpartisanSteven IrelandCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
NonpartisanLily Espinoza PloskiCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nonpartisanstate Assemblyman Tony K. ThurmondCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
NonpartisanPublic Instruction Superintendent Tom TorlaksonIncumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction
NonpartisanMarshall TuckCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
(Nonpartisan)Douglas I. VigilCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
(Nonpartisan)Thomas L. WilliamsCandidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Democrats Abroad  
District of Columbia  
HawaiiNonpartisanSelina T. BlackwellCandidate for Governor
NonpartisanJohn E. CipollaCandidate for House CD 1
NonpartisanCalvin C. GriffinCandidate for House CD 1
NonpartisanCharles David "Charlie" HavertyCandidate for Senate Class 1
NonpartisanEric LinkCandidate for Governor
NonpartisanMatthew Kameeiamoku MaertensCandidate for Senate Class 1
NonpartisanErnest G. MagaoayCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
NonpartisanArturo Pacheco "Art" ReyesCandidate for Senate Class 1
NonpartisanPaul F. RobottiCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
NonpartisanTerrence K. TeruyaCandidate for Governor
MississippiNonpartisanTobey Bernard BarteeCandidate for Senate Class 2
Nonpartisanformer Congressman Alphonso Michael "Mike" EspyCandidate for Senate Class 2
NonpartisanSenator Cindy Hyde-SmithCandidate for Senate Class 2
Nonpartisanstate Senator Christopher Brian "Chris" McDanielCandidate for Senate Class 2
NonpartisanTupelo Mayor Jason L. SheltonCandidate for Senate Class 2
New Hampshire  
New Jersey  
New Mexico  
New York  
North Carolina  
North DakotaNonpartisanPublic Instruction Superintendent Kirsten BaeslerIncumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction
Northern Marianas  
OregonNonpartisanLabor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" AvakianIncumbent Commissioner of Labor and Industries
NonpartisanUnion County Commissioner Jack D. HowardCandidate for Commissioner of Labor and Industries
Nonpartisanformer state Representative Val HoyleCandidate for Commissioner of Labor and Industries
NonpartisanTualatin Mayor Lou OgdenCandidate for Commissioner of Labor and Industries
Puerto Rico  
Republicans Abroad International  
Rhode Island  
South Carolina  
South Dakota  
Virgin Islands  
WashingtonNonpartisanPublic Instruction Superintendent Chris ReykdalIncumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction
West Virginia  
WisconsinNonpartisanPublic Instruction Superintendent Anthony Steven "Tony" EversIncumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction

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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