Gov. Johnson's presidential campaign qualifies for federal matching funds

May 31, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s campaign has qualified for matching funds from the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Johnson’s eligibility was announced by the Federal Election Commission Thursday.

Responding to the FEC announcement, Johnson said, “The fact that our campaign has attracted the broad-based support required to qualify for matching funds is yet another clear indication that we are having a very real impact on this election.  Poll after poll confirms that a great many Americans are not finding what they want in the limited choices presented by the two ‘major’ parties, and these matching funds will help us give those voters a real voice in November.”

To become eligible for matching funds, candidates must raise a threshold amount of $100,000 by collecting $5,000 in 20 different states in amounts no greater than $250 from any individual.

Today’s announcement by the FEC can be viewed here:


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About presidential candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. Johnson switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party on Dec. 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party nominee, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson would end the war in Afghanistan now. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. As president, Johnson would cut federal spending by 43 percent, slash debt and make government live within its means while reducing taxes and regulation to foster real job creation and economic opportunity like he did in eight years as governor. The National Review said he was "#1" in job creation as governor. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mount Everest.