Rick Lazio is running for NYS Governor under the Conservative Party line
In its own words, the Constitution Party seeks "to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations."
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, the Democrats are considered center-left on the political spectrum.
The Green Party of the United States focuses on the environment, social justice, diversity, peace, non-violence and citizen participation.
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.
Libertarians favor fewer regulations, a non-interventionist policy on markets and foreign policy and strong civil liberties.
Founded in Michigan in 1854, the Republicans are considered right of the political center in the US.