The Green Papers
2018 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

No Party Preference

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
49 Candidates

StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
American Samoa  
California(No Party Preference)Armando M. ArreolaCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceBrian T. CarrollCandidate for House CD 22
No Party PreferenceReginald H. ClaytorCandidate for House CD 7
No Party PreferenceStephan "Steve" CoxCandidate for House CD 39
No Party PreferenceJames Timothy DavisCandidate for House CD 23
(No Party Preference)Marjan S. FaribaCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
No Party PreferenceColleen Shea FernaldCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceJohn Karl FredrichCandidate for House CD 18
No Party PreferenceRash Bihari GhoshCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceTim GildersleeveCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceMichael Fahmy GirgisCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceShubham GoelCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceMichael GoldsteinCandidate for House CD 12
No Party PreferenceJohn Lawrence GrahamCandidate for House CD 45
No Party PreferenceDon J. GrundmannCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceJason M. HananiaCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceWilliam "Will" JohnsonCandidate for House CD 46
(No Party Preference)Lanenna JoinerCandidate for House CD 13
No Party PreferenceRonald Paul "Ron" KabatCandidate for House CD 20
No Party PreferenceRichard "Rich" KahleCandidate for House CD 50
No Party PreferenceKevin Thomas KensingerCandidate for House CD 48
No Party PreferenceBryan Robert KimCandidate for House CD 53
No Party Preferenceformer Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlinCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
No Party PreferenceJuan Carlos "Charlie" MercadoCandidate for House CD 51
No Party PreferenceHakan "Hawk" MikadoCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceAnthony MillsCandidate for House CD 5
No Party PreferenceKevin MitchellCandidate for House CD 51
No Party PreferenceDavid MooreCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceLee W. OlsonCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceNils Ian PalssonCandidate for House CD 5
No Party PreferenceRobert Brian PendletonCandidate for House CD 49
No Party Preferenceformer Insurance Commissioner Steve PoiznerCandidate for Insurance Commissioner
No Party PreferenceJuan ReyCandidate for House CD 29
No Party PreferenceEd RushmanCandidate for House CD 46
No Party PreferenceKaren Lee SchatzleCandidate for House CD 39
(No Party Preference)Ursula M. SchillingCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceLing Ling ShiCandidate for Senate Class 1
No Party PreferenceDesmond SilveiraCandidate for Governor
(No Party Preference)Arman SoltaniCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceErick Brendan "Brendan" St. JohnCandidate for House CD 15
No Party PreferenceJeffrey Edward "Jeff" TaylorCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceDanny ThomasCandidate for Lieutenant Governor
(No Party Preference)Peter Crawford ValentinoCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceJohnny WattenburgCandidate for Governor
No Party PreferenceChris WoodCandidate for House CD 11
No Party PreferenceMatt WoodyCandidate for House CD 42
Democrats Abroad  
District of Columbia  
New Hampshire  
New Jersey  
New Mexico  
New York  
North Carolina  
North Dakota  
Northern Marianas  
Puerto Rico  
Republicans Abroad International  
Rhode Island  
South Carolina  
South Dakota  
Virgin Islands  
WashingtonNo Party PreferenceTodd MahaffeyCandidate for House CD 8
No Party PreferenceRobert MairCandidate for House CD 1
No Party PreferenceAdam PilskogCandidate for House CD 1
West Virginia  

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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