political organizations

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major political parties

For the purposes of this webpage, a "major party" is one that holds or has held a majority of Seats in Congress as well as a majority of seats in most State legislatures.  Federal and State law may define a political party differently.  A Complete list of State/Local major political parties can be found here.

minor political parties

For the purposes of this webpage, a "minor party" is one that is active in a majority of the States but rarely wins seats in the Congress or State legislature.  Federal and State law may define a political party differently.  A complete list of State/Local minor political parties can be found here.

interest groups & lobbyists