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The American Party was created on January 9, 2018 by Michael Bloomberg to stitch the U.S. back together after the controversial 2016 presidential election that made political divides in the U.S. even deeper. Membership started at about 1,800 in early 2018 and skyrocketed to 16,890 in late 2018. By late 2024, the party had amassed over 22.7 million members. In the 2020 House election, the American Party earned a seat in the house. In the 2022 midterm elections, the American Party earned 2 Senate seats and 4 more House seats.
Sherrod Brown Migration
On June 7, 2023 Democratic Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown announced that he would join the American party and vacate his seat in the U.S. Senate. He was offered the position of Chairperson at the American Party on April 2, 2024 after the resignation of Matthew Joshua and accepted. He is now one of the most influential figures in the American Party.
Republican Party Collapse
The American Party is mainly blamed for the collapse of the Republican party as lots of moderate Republicans such as John Kasich and Charlie Baker migrated to the American Party. Based on polls in 2024, 15.6% of Republicans said they were likely to migrate to the American Party and 34.8% said they may migrate.
|Michael Bloomberg (acting)||January 9, 2018 - February 19, 2018|
|Lionel Drakesun||February 19, 2018 - December 31, 2018|
|Matthew Joshua||December 31, 2018 - April 2, 2023|
|Sherrod Brown||April 2, 2023 - present|
The American Party held its first presidential primary ahead of the 2024 United States general election. The party nominated Michael Bloomberg to be the candidate for President as he had the position as Leader of the American Party. On election day, Bloomberg captured 8.91% of the vote. The largest portion of the vote captured by a third party since Ross Perot in 1992.