Although the JRP doesn’t have an official platform, it is descended from the original Democratic-Republican party founded by James Madison in 1792 and later joined by Thomas Jefferson. The party eventually was disbanded into two factions in 1824.
In 2006, the JRP was founded (party members would say “revived”), and it uses statements made by Jefferson in 1799 as the foundation of its principles.
The Jefferson Republican Party supports a small and limited government, States' rights, neutral relations with European powers and a cautious intervention in foreign matters.
There is no relationship between the JRP and the Republican Party, and the JRP is only active in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. Carl Whitaker ran on the JRP ticket in the 2006 Tennessee gubernatorial election and the party endorsed Roy Moore as a write-in candidate for governor in the 2006 Alabama general election.
The JRP endorsed Ron Paul for the 2008 presidential election.