The AHP, formerly the Washington State affiliate
of the USTP/Constitution Party, broke away from
that group in 2000 because of religious grounds
(i.e., while the CP is clearly a Religious Right
party, it is not explicitly a Christian party).
Thus, the AHP describes itself as "a political
party that adopts the Bible as its political
textbook and is unashamed to be explicitly
Christian ... [and] whose principles are drawn
from Scripture." The AHP planned to become a
national conservative party, with the ultimate
goal of fielding candidates around the nation in
coming years. The party previously fielded some
candidate for Congress, Governor and local offices
in Washington in 1998 -- but ran just one local
candidate in 2000 and another one in 2002.