The Christian Party’s Gold Standard System for Rating Political Candidates
Note: The CPA is the sole developer of the CPA’s “Gold Standard” Candidate Vetting Program, which involves scoring, ranking, and, when and if appropriate, endorsing prospective candidates for any and all political offices. Also, the CPA’s Designated Administrators are the exclusive authorized administrators of this program.
Program Admission Requirements (PAR)
I. Application Requirements
A. The applicant for candidacy shall not be affiliated with any other political party at
the time of application nor, if accepted to the program, for two full years from that time.
Note: According to official CPA policy, no candidate(s) of another political party(ies) can be endorsed by the Christian Party.)
1. The applicant for candidacy must be either a Christian Party member-in-good-standing
and have been such for no fewer than thirty consecutive days contemporaneous to his/her
2. The applicant for candidacy must be an independent candidate for, at least, the same
period of time.
3. Christian Party members, who apply to this program for candidacy/endorsement, must
sign an official agreement to remain a Christian Party member in good standing for no
less than two consecutive years from the time of acceptance to this candidate
rating/endorsement program. An independent candidate, who is not a member of any
political party and who has been accepted into this program, may join the
Christian Party at any time during his/her candidacy without cancelling his/her
endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by the Christian Party.
4. The applicant for candidacy must confirm that he/she has read and understood the
B. All pertinent legal requirements for the office sought must be met. (Actual filing to run for
office with the state or county, whichever is appropriate to the office sought, may be
accomplished after this vetting process has been completed.)
In order to receive the endorsement of the CPA, an application for approval of
candidacy shall include the following documents:
1. A Letter of Agreement to the candidacy from the spouse of the applicant, if married
2. A Letter of Recommendation for the candidacy from a current or former authority over
the applicant (i.e., parent, pastor, or employer)
3. A Signed Commitment of Support from a minimum of ten individuals not of the
applicant’s immediate family
4. A signed contract by the applicant, which shall include the following:
a. the applicant agrees to conduct his/her campaign according to sound ethical principles.
b. the applicant agrees to support of the “Principles”, platform, and overall goals of the
c. the applicant acknowledges that he/she, if not approved for candidacy, may not
associate any subsequent campaigning for his/her desired office during the pending
election cycle with the Christian Party and acknowledges that he/she is not eligible for
financial assistance from the Christian Party;
d. that, if rejected, the applicant by his/her signature shall surrender any and all
future claim(s) and complaint(s) against the Christian Party and its officers, and
e. that similarly, by signature, if the applicant is approved, and, then, violates one or more
of the requirements for candidacy – even, if elected -- after having accepting financial
support from the Christian Party, must reimburse the Party in full.
(The CPA will supply the official forms for the aforementioned documents in a Candidate Application Packet.)
II. The Screening Test
A. All applicants who have met the standards listed in the “Application Requirements” section
(Section I) of this document shall be assigned a date and time for examination.
B. All applicants, who are examined, shall be evaluated according to the standards listed in the
“Christian Party of America Candidate Scoring Guide” (which is included in the
“Candidate Application Packet”. Testing shall be performed by a panel of no fewer than
three authorized examiners and may be conducted either in person or by means of
C. All examined candidates shall be graded with a percentile score ranging from 0 to 100%.
Only candidates who receive a combined score (the average of all the examiners’
individual scores) of 70% or higher will be accepted for possible endorsement. If there are
two or more accepted candidates for any given political office, the candidates will be
ranked from highest to lowest in terms of their respective scores. The highest ranking
candidate, who retains eligibility according to the Christian Party’s standards and
candidate requirements, will be endorsed for the office under consideration. If an endorsed
candidate at any time violates any term(s) of the “signed contract” listed in Part I, Section
B, Subsection 4 of this document, the Christian Party will rescind its endorsement.
III. Extent of Applicability: all candidates and prospective candidates of the Christian Party of
America for nationwide offices
Note: Previously rejected applicants may re-apply and earn Christian Party eligibility for future
election cycles and campaigns.
Disclaimer: Neither the Christian Party of America, nor any of its state affiliates, nor any of its local affiliates, representatives of any or all of the same shall bear any legal, financial, or other obligation or responsibility with respect to any candidate(s), prospective candidate(s), or conditions arising with respect to any candidacy(ies) in connection to this program. The Christian Party of America, its state affiliates, its local affiliates, and representatives of any or all of the same are fully indemnified.
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