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What is a Republican?

In general, Republicans tend to take a more conservative stand on issues.

They believe that the federal government should not play a big role in people's lives. Most Republicans favor lower taxes and less government spending on social programs. They believe in less government intervention in business and the economy.

 What is a conservative Republican?

 Many conservatives find a home for themselves in the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party or even as Blue Dog Democrats (the moderate wing of the Democratic Party). Republicans, likewise, don't necessarily have to be conservatives. ... The goal of a political party is to get candidates elected to office.

Why was the Republican Party formed? 

 By February 1854, anti-slavery Whigs had begun meeting in the upper midwestern states to discuss the formation of a new party. One such meeting, in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854, is generally remembered as the founding meeting of the Republican Party.

Who is the head of the Republican Party?

Republican Party
Speaker of the HousePaul Ryan (WI)
House leaderMajority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA)
Senate leaderMajority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)
US PresidentDonald Trump (NY