The Prohibition Party has nominated candidates for president since 1872 and is currently on the ballot in three states (Colorado, Mississippi, and Arkansas) and is seeking a ballot place in several other states. Jim Hedges, the longtime party executive secretary will be the candidate for president in 2016. He considers himself the leftwing of the party now dominated by religious conservatives. The party platform is a combination of left and right, for instance, free college tuition and strict anti-abortion laws.
The Prohibition Party split briefly before the 2004 elections when Hedges and others accused its leader Earl Dodge of misappropriating funds. When Dodge died in 2007, the split was healed. For Hedges’ complicated path to the presidential nomination, see the Wikipedia article: