Are All Conservative Political Candidates Republican?

While most conservative, elected politicians in the United States are members of the Republican Party, not all conservatives are Republicans. There are several smaller conservative parties and a handful of conservative politicians in traditionally nonconservative parties.

In addition to the Republican Party, the Constitution Party, the Reform Party, the American Conservative Party and the Christian Liberty Party are all minor conservative parties in the United States. Some Democratic politicians, such as Bob Conley and Mark Clayton, are described as conservative Democrats. Democrats are more likely to run as conservatives in deeply conservative states where liberal Democratic candidates are not usually competitive.