Party preference must be included in any form of advertising about a candidate seeking election to a partisan office, regardless of who sponsors the ad.  Official symbols or logos adopted by the state committee of the party may be used to indicate a candidate's party preference in political advertisements instead of words.  Acceptable abbreviations that may be used for party preference are:

Communist:  Com

Constitution:  CP

  Democrat:  D, Dem, Demo 

Independent or unaffiliated:  Ind, Indep

Libertarian:  L, LP, LBT, LBTN

  Progressive, P, PP, Prog

  Republican:  R, GOP, Rep (use Rep only if it does not falsely imply the candidate is an incumbent State Representative)

Socialist:  Soc

Socialist Workers:  Soc Workers, SWP