United States Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. The party is currently in the majority in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.


Its origins lie in the Democratic-Republican Party founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1793. From 1833 to 1856, it was opposed chiefly by the Whig Party. From 1856 onward its main opposition has come from the Republican Party.

Members of the Democratic Party in Congress

Name Full state name District
Adam Schiff California 29
Adam Smith Washington state 09
Al Franken Minnesota Junior Seat
Al Green Texas 09
Albio Sires New Jersey 08
Alcee Hastings Florida 23
Allyson Schwartz Pennsylvania 13
Amy Klobuchar Minnesota Senior Seat
Andre Carson Indiana 07
Anna Eshoo California 14
Barbara Boxer California Junior Seat
Barbara Lee California 09
Barbara Mikulski Maryland Senior Seat
Ben Lujan New Mexico 03
Benjamin Cardin Maryland Junior Seat
Bennie Thompson Mississippi 02
Betty McCollum Minnesota 04
Bill Keating Massachusetts 10
Bill Nelson Florida Senior Seat
Bobby Rush Illinois 01
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