Republican Party

The Republican Party, or the GOP, currently holds the majority in the US House of Representatives as well as the majority of state legislatures. The Republican leaders are Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell in the Senate and Ohio’s John Boehner in the House. The party aligns itself to the right of center, supporting general issues such as a free-market economy with little government interference, limited federal spending, and low taxes while opposing government-run healthcare, abortion rights, and same-sex marriage. The GOP is looking to gain back the majority of the US Senate in the 2014 Midterm elections.