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:
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 Workers: Soc Workers, SWP
At least one candidate photo used in the ad must have been taken in the last five years. It can be no smaller than the largest photo in the ad.