Republican Main Street Partnership

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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is a group of moderate and centrist members of the Republican Party.


History and Mission

The partnership was founded in 1998 to promote, "thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party, and to partner with individuals, organizations and institutions that share centrist values." Following the 1994 congressional elections which vaulted many conservatives into power, a discussion between Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Ct.), Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) eventually led to the formation of the group aimed at pursuing a moderate agenda and political compromise. Typically, the partnership endorses traditional conservative positions on fiscal and small-government matters, while taking a more centrist or liberal position on social issues. Many of the group's members, for example, support the expansion of stem-cell research and environmental protection.


The president of the Republican Main Street Partnership is currently Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.).

House Members

Senate Members

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