Republican Party (United States)

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Republican Party
Chairperson Reince Priebus (WI)
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)
House Leader John Boehner (Speaker) (OH)
Eric Cantor (Majority Leader) (VA)
Chair of Governors Association Rick Perry (TX)
Founded 1854
Preceded by Whig Party
Free Soil Party
Headquarters 310 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Student wing College Republicans
Youth wing Young Republicans Teenage Republicans
Ideology

Modern:
 • American conservatism
 • Social conservatism
 • Fiscal conservatism
 • Economic liberalism
 • Libertarian conservatism
Historical:
 • Abolitionism
 • Classical liberalism

Internal factions:
 • Conservatives
 • Moderate Republicans
 • Libertarian Republicans
Historical factions:
 • Radical Republicans
 • Carpetbagger
 • Scalawags
 • Stalwarts
 • Half-Breeds
 • Rockefeller Republicans
International affiliation International Democrat Union
Unofficial colors Red
Political position Center-rightScript errorScript error[citation needed]
Seats in the Senate
47 / 100
Seats in the House
240 / 435
Governorships
29 / 50
State Upper Houses
1,001 / 1,921
State Lower Houses
3,021 / 5,410
Website
http://www.gop.com/
Politics of United States
Political parties
Elections

The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP (Grand Old Party). The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S. political spectrum and is considered center-right, in contrast to the center-left Democrats.

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