Gov. Johnson In the News: We Run to Win

 

 

 

 

 

 









Libertarian VP candidate: ‘We run to win’


August 7, 2012

WJBC.com

By Paul Morello


The Libertarian vice presidential candidate told WJBC Tuesday he and running mate Gary Johnson want to balance the budget, bring troops home, and repeal the income tax if they win the November election.


Judge Jim Gray said an income tax repeal, besides saving the country as much as $600 billion in money spent keeping records for the taxes, could also help the country’s exports.


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Hotseat: Gary Johnson


August 8, 2012

Willamette Week

By Mark Zusman


Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, isn’t going to win in November. But were we to challenge him to a bike race, a 400-meter sprint or even water polo, the 59-year-old New Mexico ex-governor would skunk us. Johnson’s athletic accomplishments—he’s climbed Mount Everest and finished Ironmans—sound like the bucket list of an obsessive compulsive. But his biggest marathon might be his presidential run.


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#IAmLibertarian Trending on Twitter


August 8, 2012

IVN.us

By Jane Susskind


Another success for third parties in the social media world: #IAmLibertarian is trending on Twitter. Here are a few tweets from the hashtag.


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5 Reasons Why You Might Want to Vote for Gary Johnson


August 8, 2012

UpholdLiberty.org

By Ron Davis


When it comes to individual liberty, there’s no question at all who the best candidate on the ballot is. Johnson is a perfect example of the Libertarian’s stance on individual liberty, and there’s little doubt that he’d advance individual liberty if he were president.


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Three man race; Can Johnson beat Obama and Romney in Nevada?


August 8, 2012

Fox Reno


Mitt Romney and President Obama’s visits to Northern Nevada may get all the headlines, but they’re not the only presidential hopefuls visiting the area.


Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was in town campaigning for president on the Libertarian ticket.  And while Southern Nevada leans blue and Northern Nevada leans red, Governor Johnson thinks the time may be right for a third party candidate to make some noise right here in the Silver State.  He sat down with FOX 11 News for an in-depth, insightful and sometimes funny interview.


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New Johnson ad: I'm only candidate with you 100%


August 8, 2012

Boston.com

By Garrett Quinn


he new ad (see above) from Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is a significant improvement from the earlier spots his campaign has produced.


It's hard to tell at this point where Johnson will "take" most of his votes from but a recent Public Policy Polling survey in Colorado suggests he will "hurt" Obama more than Romney.


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Johnson receives good news from feds as he leaves Boise: $74k in matching funds


August 8, 2012

Idaho Statesman

By Dan Popkey


Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson left Boise Tuesday after a Monday campaign event with another $73,692 in public financing in his campaign chest. The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday said it certified the payment Tuesday, bringing the total received by Johnson to about $304,000.


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Gary Johnson To Race Mountain Bikes


August 9, 2012

FitsNews.com


Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson will take a brief break from the campaign trail on Saturday, August 11, to tackle another grueling race: the Leadville 100 mountain-bike race in Colorado. An accomplished cyclist and outdoorsman, Gov. Johnson will compete in the high-altitude race for the ninth time since 2002. 


Featuring a rugged 100-mile, out-and-back route in the midst of the Colorado Rockies, the race draws riders from around the world who are willing to climb to 12,424 feet from the 10,152-feet starting line.


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Why Ron Paul Supporters Must Support Gary Johnson Today In Order to Change Election 2012


August 9, 2012

PolicyMic.com

By Douglas Goodman


Gary Johnson challenges people to let him prove they are Libertarians. As the campaign moves forward more people will accept that challenge and be surprised. Ron Paul supporters don’t need this challenge, but they do need to act now if they want others to have the chance. If Paul supporters have any doubts, Gary Johnson will be speaking at PaulFest before the GOP Convention. 


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Gary Johnson Interview with Willamette Week


August 9, 2012

Willamette Week

By Mark Zusman


Presidential Candidate and Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson came by last week to talk about his  campaign.  We'll be running clips from that interview over the next several days.  The Libertarian Party candidate favors the legalization of pot; he also has unusual views about other drugs.


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Libertarian VP goes after Obama's Drug War


August 10, 2012

Examiner.com

By Karl Dickey


Visiting a Denver medical marijuana dispensary Thursday, Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and retired Superior Court Judge Jim Gray urged passage of Amendment 64, the statewide initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol that will appear on this year’s ballot.


Judge Gray was also critical of the Obama Administration’s interference in Colorado’s state-regulated medical marijuana system. Last week, the Justice Department issued letters to 10 state-legal medical marijuana facilities demanding that they shut down. Fifty-seven total businesses have now received such letters.


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Letter to the Editor: A better choice for president


August 13, 2012

Concord Monitor

By Howard Wilson


The issue difference between Mitt Romney and President Obama is minimal at best. Whether Romney initiated a health-care system in Massachusetts that Obama swiped for his health care takeover, or the two thought up what comes down to government control of medical care, independently means little. Either source is driving medical specialists and generalists to quit the medical profession.


Consider the alternative: Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. He has eight years of experience as governor of New Mexico, saying no to more than 750 bills. Neither Romney nor Obama can say that. Both seem to be yes-men for anything that grows government.


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