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}}{{tnr}}The '''Constitution Party''' is a conservative United States political party. It was founded as the '''U.S. Taxpayers' Party''' in 1992. The party's official name was changed to the ''Constitution Party'' in 1999; however, some state affiliate parties are known under different names.
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Constitution Party''' is a conservative United States political party. It was founded as the '''U.S. Taxpayers' Party''' in 1992. The party's official name was changed to the ''Constitution Party'' in 1999; however, some state affiliate parties are known under different names. According to their website, they "...support limited federal government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, according to the Actual Intent of the Founding Fathers, with all other powers retained by the people or the people of the states as provided for in the Tenth Amendment."<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>  Although the TEA Party and the Constitution Party have similar principles, the Constitution Party is a legally registered party, whereas the TEA Party is not.<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
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{{tnr}}According to [[Richard Winger]], editor of ''[[Ballot Access News]]'', the Constitution Party ranks third nationally amongst all United States political parties in registered voters, with 366,937 registered members as of November 2006.<ref>[http://ballot-access.org/2007/010107.html#11 NOVEMBER 2006 REGISTRATION TOTALS] Ballot Access News</ref>
 
  
 
The Constitution Party advocates a platform which aims to reflect the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.  Their policies are similar to that of the [[Libertarian|Libertarian Party]] in their strong belief in federalism, limited government, and non-intervention, but similar to the [[Republican Party]] in their stance against abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, and illegal immigration.<ref>[http://constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php "Constitution Party Preamble"]</ref>
 
The Constitution Party advocates a platform which aims to reflect the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.  Their policies are similar to that of the [[Libertarian|Libertarian Party]] in their strong belief in federalism, limited government, and non-intervention, but similar to the [[Republican Party]] in their stance against abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, and illegal immigration.<ref>[http://constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php "Constitution Party Preamble"]</ref>

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Constitution Party
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Chairman:Frank Fluckiger
Year created:1992
Website:http://www.constitutionparty.com/
The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. It was founded as the U.S. Taxpayers' Party in 1992. The party's official name was changed to the Constitution Party in 1999; however, some state affiliate parties are known under different names. According to their website, they "...support limited federal government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, according to the Actual Intent of the Founding Fathers, with all other powers retained by the people or the people of the states as provided for in the Tenth Amendment."[1] Although the TEA Party and the Constitution Party have similar principles, the Constitution Party is a legally registered party, whereas the TEA Party is not.[1]


The Constitution Party advocates a platform which aims to reflect the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. Their policies are similar to that of the Libertarian Party in their strong belief in federalism, limited government, and non-intervention, but similar to the Republican Party in their stance against abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, and illegal immigration.[2]

In 2006, Rick Jore of Montana became the first Constitution Party candidate elected to a state-level office,[3][4] though the Constitution Party of Montana had disaffiliated itself from the national party a short time before the election.

On April 26, 2008, Chuck Baldwin was nominated as the Constitution Party candidate for President of the United States in 2008.

2010 candidates

State affiliates

Independent American Party of Nevada

The Independent American Party is the Nevada affiliate of the national Constitution Party.[5]

External links

See also

References