An Overview of Political Party Definitions
Democracy is a political government carried out either directly by the people (direct democracy) or by means of elected representatives of the people. Democracy has its origins in Ancient Greece.
Democratic socialism is a description used by various socialist movements and organizations, to emphasize the democratic character of their political orientation. The term is sometimes used synonymously with ‘social democracy’, but many self-identified democratic socialists oppose social democracy, seeing it as capitalist
Blue Dog Democrat:
The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition is a group of currently 54 conservative Democratic Party members of the United States House of Representatives, first formed in 1995. The Blue Dog Coalition describes itself as a group of moderate-to-conservative Democrats committed to financial and national security, favoring compromise and bipartisanship over ideology and party discipline.
Conservatism is the belief that traditional institutions work best and that society should avoid radical change. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism and seek a return to the way things were.
Also known as Libertarian conservatism or as fusionism. Conservative Libertarian includes political ideologies that meld libertarianism and conservatism.
Moderate Conservatism is usually viewed as someone having a moderate view of conservative policies.
A strong follower of the conservative ideology.
Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equality. Most liberals support such fundamental ideas as constitutions, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, free trade, secularism, and the market economy.
Libertarianism is a political theory that advocates the maximization of individual liberty in thought and action and the minimization or even abolition of the state. Libertarians embrace viewpoints across a political spectrum, ranging from pro-property to anti-property and from the minimal state (or minarchist) to openly anarchist.
Moderate Liberals are those who view moderately on liberal ideology.
A strong follower of Liberal ideology.
A person who favors a republican form of government.
Socialism refers to the various theories of economic organization which advocate either public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources. Socialists generally share the view that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation. This, in turn, creates an unequal society, that fails to provide equal opportunities for everyone to maximize their potential, and does not utilize technology and resources to their maximum potential nor in the interests of the public.
Also called Libertarian socialism is a group of political philosophies that aspire to create a society free of coercive hierarchies.
A Green party or ecologist party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. These principles include social justice, reliance on grassroots democracy, nonviolence, and an emphasis on environmentalism. “Greens” believe that the exercise of these principles leads to world health.
An Independent is a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. Independents may hold a centrist viewpoint between those of major political parties, or they may have a viewpoint based on issues that they do not feel that any major party addresses. Other independent candidates are associated with a political party and may be former members of it, but choose not to stand under its label. The third category of independents are those who may belong to or support a political party but believe they should not formally represent it and thus be subject to its policies. Finally, some independent candidates may form a political party for the purposes of running for public office.
You are indifferent if you do not have an opinion on any of the political views
For further reading on the subsections of parties, you may want to reference: https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
For further reading on what states are primarily what parties: https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/state-political-parties/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D
For further reading on all political parties registered: https://votesmart.org/political-parties#.XQ_t3ohKi00