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The Reform Party of the United States of America (RPUSA), generally known as the Reform Party USA or the Reform Party, is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot. It can be seen as a third party to the Republican and Democratic parties. The party had nominated several notable candidates over the years, such as founder Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan, and Ralph Nader.

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Reform Party of the
United States of America
Chairperson Nicholas Hensley
Founded 1995; 26 years ago (1995)
Headquarters Dallas, TX, U.S.
Membership (February 2020) Increase 6,665
Ideology Populism
Radical centrism
Electoral reform
Political position Center
Colors      Purple
State Upper Chamber Seats
0 / 1,972
State Lower Chamber Seats
0 / 5,411
Other elected offices 9 (2019)

The party's most significant victory came when Jesse Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota in 1998.

Best Results in Major Races

Office Percent District Year Candidate
President 14.19% Maine 1996 Ross Perot
13.56% Montana 1996
12.71% Idaho 1996
US Senate 15.42% Mississippi 2002 Shawn O'Hara
8.37% Kansas 2002 George Cook
6.98% Minnesota 1996 Dean Barkley
US House 33.70% Florida District 5 1998 Jack Gargan
21.09% California District 21 1998 John Evans
20.99% Mississippi District 1 2004 Barbara Dale Washer
Governor 36.99% Minnesota 1998 Jesse Ventura
15.33% Kentucky 1999 Gatewood Galbraith
2.08% New Hampshire 1996 Fred Bramante
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