Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) Johnson previously served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He is a candidate in the Presidential nomination in the 2016 election for the Libertarian party. Johnson formally declared his candidacy for the Libertarian party on January 6, 2016.
Johnson addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. as the third-party option for anti – Trump Republicans. His campaign has attracted increased attention as a possible vehicle for the Stop Trump movement ‘s votes in the general election.
Johnson won the North Carolina’s Libertarian primary with 42% of the vote, ahead of “no preference” at 35%. with other candidates polling at 6%. He won the Libertarian Party of Minnesota caucus with 75.7% of the vote.
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Also see :
- Political positions of Gary Johnson
- Libertarian Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Official campaign site
“Libertarian Gary Johnson launches White House bid”. The Hill. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
Roller, Emma (April 23, 2014). “Remember Gary Johnson? He Wants to Run for President Again.”. National Journal. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014.