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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Latest and Greatest: Gary Johnson In The News!

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Gary Johnson, Libertarian

August 1, 2012
Seattle Times
By Bruce Ramsey

New Mexico is a “blue” state, 47% Hispanic. Johnson won the governorship the first time with 49.8 percent of the vote in a race against an incumbent Democrat and a third-party Green. He won the second time with 54.5 percent. In 2008 he supported libertarian Republican Ron Paul for president, and in 2012 Johnson announced a run himself. He would have had Paul’s supporters this year, except that Paul ran again and kept them for himself.

Libertarian hopeful Gary Johnson gets warm welcome in chilly Alaska

Alaska Dispatch
August 3, 2012
By Amanda Coyne

Even though Alaska has a relatively strong Libertarian Party, former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s face isn't readily recognizable to many in the state. So it was surprising to this reporter when a young man walked up to his table at the Midtown Anchorage Village Inn, where Johnson was munching on a cobb salad, to shake his hand and thank him for running for president of the United States.

How Former NM Governor Gary Johnson Could Impact the Election

August 1, 2012
Fire Dog Lake
By Jon Walker

In over a century since the modern two party system in America became firmly established, no independent or third party candidate has ever won the presidency.  There is a powerful, built in two-party bias that the major parties have helped set in place. This doesn’t mean, though, that third party candidates can’t have an important impact. In the past such candidates have both affected policy and likely swung elections. While Johnson currently seems to have effectively no chance of winning, he could still be a factor.

Former GOP Presidential Candidate Buddy Roemer Calls ForGary Johnson to Be Included in Romney and Obama's Presidential Debates

August 2, 2012
By Mike Riggs

Former GOP presidential candidate Buddy Roemer, himself no stranger to exclusion, called today for Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson to be included in the Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's televised debates.

Why I will be voting for Gary Johnson for President

August 2, 2012
The Washington Times
By Daniel de Gracia

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you too should vote forGary Johnson. I'm reminded of something the Filipino philosopher Jose Rizal said: "The glory of saving a country is not for him who has contributed to its ruin." Voting Libertarian isn't a wasted vote, but voting for the same way every election is a wasted opportunity for change.

Libertarian VP candidate Jim Gray in Ohio supporting Freedom to Marry
August 5, 2012
By Karl Dickey

Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee Judge Jim Gray today urged Ohio voters to place the proposed Freedom to Marry amendment on the 2013 statewide ballot and to approve it. Gray endorsed the measure on behalf of both himself and presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson predicts pot will be legal by 2016

August 2, 2012
Seattle Times
By Brian M. Rosenthal

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for president, predicted Thursday that marijuana will be legal nationwide within the next four years.

Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said he thinks that pot legalization will be approved by voters in Washington and Colorado this fall, helping to spur other states to follow suit.

On The Campaign Trail: Sarah Harvard

August 3, 2012
NextGen Journal
By Kara Dunford

During her freshman year, Harvard immersed herself in the readings of John Locke, John Stuart Mill, and Milton Friedman, as well as other Libertarian thinkers. As she developed her own views, Harvard began to follow the campaign of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). When Governor Romney captured the Republican presidential nomination, Harvard turned her attention to former New Mexico Governor GaryJohnson.

Johnson: With Legalized Pot, “the World Will Be a Better Place”

August 4, 2012
Yahoo News
By Sylvia Cochran

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, anticipates that marijuana will be legal within four years, the Seattle Times reports. Pointing out that legalizing pot will free up law enforcement and the courts to deal with other issues, he predicts, "the world will be a better place."

Ron Paul Supporters Will Make Gary Johnson the Next Ross Perot

August 4, 2012
By Jonathan Loya

Back in 1992, Ross Perot ran for President of the United States as an Independent candidate and received an astounding 18.9% of the popular vote. Even though he did not win any individual state in particular, he did in fact hold the highest vote count of any candidate in a few counties across the country like Trinity County, California. 

Vice presidential candidate stops in Lafayette

August 7, 2012

The Libertarian vice presidential candidate made a stop in Lafayette Monday. Judge Jim Gray is the running mate of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Judge Gray and the Johnson campaign dropped by the Lafayette Brewing Company to talk to voters as part of a tour of the Midwest. Gray said he met the former governor in 1999 when both men spoke out against the country's drug policy. The vice presidential candidate said he and his running mate are focusing on jobs, education, and the economy.

Gary Johnson should be included in presidential debates

August 5, 2012
By Darren Richardson

Gary Johnson, the former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian Party nominee, will be on at least 49 of the 50 state ballots, giving American voters a viable alternative to President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Gary Johnson Carries Ron Paul’s Message into November

August 5, 2012
By Craig D. Schlesinger

Who will represent Ron Paul’s platform and supporters in the general election? As it turns out, there is another credible, outspoken advocate for Ron Paul’s brand of politics in this year’s presidential election running with the opportunity to continue the political movement Ron Paul started.

His name is Gary Johnson, he is a former two-term Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), and will be on the ballot in all 50 states as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for President of the United States.

Libertarian Gary Johnson qualifies for Maine’s presidential ballot

August 6, 2012
Capitol Incite
By Matthew Stone

Gary Johnson, the national Libertarian Party nominee for president, has turned in enough signatures to qualify for Maine’s presidential ballot.

Volunteers for Johnson, who served as the Republican governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, submitted the petitions to qualify him on Friday. Johnson needed between 4,000 and 6,000 signatures; his supporters turned in 4,355, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

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