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.

2012 Elections

Republican Main Street Partnership's super PAC spent approximately $469,500 in the 2012 elections,[1] with many $10,000 donations to Republicans across the country running for the House of Representatives.[2]


The president of the Republican Main Street Partnership is currently former Ohio Rep. Steven LaTourette[3], succceeding Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.).

House Members

Senate Members

Contact Details


  1. Janie Lorber, "LaTourette Signs on as Lobbyist, PAC Director" Roll Call, January 8, 2013
  2., "Republican Main Street Partnership Contributions to Federal Candidates" Center for Responsive Politics, accessed January 9, 2013
  3. Jake Sherman, "LaTourette starts lobbying shop", Politico, January 8, 2013