Constitution Party

In its own words, the Constitution Party seeks "to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations."
 
 

Democratic Party

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, the Democrats are considered center-left on the political spectrum.
 
 

Green Party

The Green Party of the United States focuses on the environment, social justice, diversity, peace, non-violence and citizen participation.
 
 

Independent

Independent voters are not tied to any one party. Though they may be registered with a party, they tend to vote for candidates and issues more than a particular party ideology.
 
 

Libertarian Party

Libertarians favor fewer regulations, a non-interventionist policy on markets and foreign policy and strong civil liberties.
 
 

Moderate Party

Moderate Party's platform is considered centrist and focuses on the economy, ethics, education, and the environment.
 
 

Republican Party

Founded in Michigan in 1854, the Republicans are considered right of the political center in the US.
 
 
 
 

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Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis