List of political parties in the United States


List of political parties in the United States

This is a list of political parties in the United States, both past and present.

Contents

Parties with federal representation

Current United States Congressional seats

Political Party House of Representatives Senate
Democratic Party 192 51
Republican Party 240 47
Connecticut for Lieberman 0 1
Independent 0 1
Vacant 3 0

Congressional leadership of the House of Representatives

Position Representative
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R)
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D)

Congressional leadership of the Senate

Position Senator
President of the Senate Joe Biden (D)
President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye (D)
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D)
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R)

The Vice President of the United States has the additional duty of President of the Senate. Because the number of seats in the United States Senate is an even number (two senators per state), it is the Vice President's job as President of the Senate to cast a tie-breaking vote in the event that "they be equally divided"--an equal number of Senators voting both for and against a motion.

Political parties

Political Party Founded in Former Titles International Affiliations
America First Party 2002
American Nazi Party 1959 World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists
American Party 1969
American Populist Party 2009
American Reform Party 1997
American Third Position Party 2010
America's Independent Party 2008
Boston Tea Party 2006
Christian Liberty Party 1996 American Heritage Party
Citizens Party of the United States 2004 New American Independent Party
Constitution Party 1992 U.S. Taxpayers' Party
Communist Party of the United States of America 1919
Democratic Party 1828 Alliance of Democrats
Freedom Road Socialist Organization (freedomroad.org faction) 1985
Freedom Road Socialist Organization (frso.org faction) 1985
Freedom Socialist Party 1966
Green Party of the United States 2001 Global Greens
Independence Party of America 2007
Independent American Party 1998
Jefferson Republican Party 2006
Labor Party 1996
Libertarian Party 1971
Modern Whig Party 2008
National Socialist Movement 1974
New Union Party* 1974
Objectivist Party 2008
Party for Socialism and Liberation 2004
Peace and Freedom Party 1967
Populist Party of America 2002
Progressive Labor Party 1961 Progressive Labor Movement *
Prohibition Party 1869
Raza Unida Party 1970
Reform Party of the United States of America 1995
Republican Party 1854 International Democrat Union
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA 1975
Socialist Action 1983 Fourth International
Socialist Alternative 1986 Committee for a Workers' International
Socialist Equality Party 1966 Workers League International Committee of the Fourth International
Socialist Labor Party of America* 1876 Workingmen's Party
Socialist Party USA 1973
Socialist Workers Party 1938 Pathfinder tendency (unofficial)
U.S. Marxist–Leninist Organization 1981
United States Marijuana Party 2002
United States Pirate Party 2006
Unity Party of America 2004
Workers Party 2003
Workers World Party 1959
World Socialist Party of the United States 1916 Socialist Party of the United States

Socialist Educational Society

Workers' Socialist Party

World Socialist Movement

Regional parties

These parties are based only in states or certain regions and rarely, if ever, offer candidates for national offices. These are all parties that are unaffiliated with national parties. Each state has official state chapters of the major parties as well as some of the minor parties.

Alaska

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

  • Florida Whig Party

Hawaii

Illinois

Maryland

Minnesota

Montana

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Vermont

Wisconsin

Historical parties

The following parties are no longer functioning; they are listed in order of founding.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Rent is Too Damn High Party". Jimmy McMillan. http://www.rentistoodamnhigh.org/. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

Further reading

External links


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