I want to form a new National Political Party. I've been researching the laws for weeks and my head is starting to spin. I've found lots of information about activity restrictions and funding reporting and voter thresholds and other nuts and bolts, but I can't find any guidance about structure strategy. Would the way to do it be to form a State Party Committee, register it as a 527, then expand from there? But, states want state parties to focus on state issues, rather than federal. Would that mean I'd have to find people from every state to ALSO form State Party Committees, and only THEN form a Federal Party Committee? If so, what about central leadership? In order to form a Federal Political Party Committee, do you first have to have one at the state level, or can it be formed directly? If so, what are the rules and restrictions around doing that? How exactly IS that done? Is there simply a form that needs to be filled out and a charter attached to? This is all very confusing and daunting, and I'd really appreciate some guidance.