Gary Johnson

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Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician who served as the 29th governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party.wikipedia
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Libertarian Party (United States)

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He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections.
Gary Johnson, the party's presidential nominee in 2012 and 2016, states that the Libertarian Party is more culturally liberal than Democrats, and more fiscally conservative than Republicans.

2016 Libertarian National Convention

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Johnson ran again for President in 2016, once again winning the Libertarian nomination and naming former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld as his running mate.
The party selected Gary Johnson, a former Governor of New Mexico, as its presidential candidate, with Bill Weld, a former Governor of Massachusetts as his running mate.

1998 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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Johnson sought re-election in 1998, winning by 55% to 45%.
Incumbent Republican Governor Gary Johnson was re-elected to a second term.

2012 Libertarian National Convention

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In December 2011, he withdrew his candidacy for the Republican nomination and stood for the Libertarian nomination instead, winning the nomination in May 2012.
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson won the presidential nomination on the first ballot.

2012 United States presidential election

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He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections.
The first debate took place on May 5, 2011, in Greenville, South Carolina, with businessman Herman Cain, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum participating.

1994 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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He entered politics for the first time by running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a low-tax, anti-crime platform, promising a 'common sense business approach'.
Incumbent Democrat Bruce King ran for a fourth term with Patricia Madrid as a running mate, losing to Republican nominees Gary Johnson, a businessman, and Walter Bradley, a former state senator.

2016 United States presidential election

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He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections. Johnson ran again for President in 2016, once again winning the Libertarian nomination and naming former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld as his running mate.
* Gary Johnson, 29th Governor of New Mexico.

Bruce King

He defeated incumbent Democratic governor Bruce King by 50% to 40%. Johnson subsequently won a plurality in the three-way general election, defeating the incumbent Governor Bruce King (a relatively conservative Democrat) and the former Lieutenant Governor Roberto Mondragón (who ran as a Green) with just under 50% of the vote.
King became the first governor who could succeed himself after the term limit laws were changed to two and ran for reelection in 1994, but was defeated for a fourth term by then Republican businessman and future Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Our America Initiative

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In an October 26, 2009, interview with the Santa Fe New Mexican's Steve Terrell, Johnson announced his decision to form an advocacy committee called the Our America Initiative to help him raise funds and promote small government ideas.
The Our America Initiative is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee formed by Gary Johnson, the former Republican politician who served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.

Roberto Mondragón

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Johnson subsequently won a plurality in the three-way general election, defeating the incumbent Governor Bruce King (a relatively conservative Democrat) and the former Lieutenant Governor Roberto Mondragón (who ran as a Green) with just under 50% of the vote.
He was the Green Party nominee for governor of New Mexico in 1994, receiving 10.4% of the vote (47,080 votes), and coming third, behind winner Gary Johnson and incumbent Democratic candidate Bruce King.

Sandia High School

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In 1971, Johnson graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was on the school track team.

Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign

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Johnson ran again for President in 2016, once again winning the Libertarian nomination and naming former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld as his running mate.
Balanced Rebellion is a campaign advertisement and campaign project launched by AlternativePAC, the political action committee supporting Gary Johnson for President of the United States in the 2016 general election.

John Dendahl

He won the Republican nomination, defeating state legislator Richard P. Cheney by 34% to 33%, with John Dendahl and former governor David F. Cargo in third and fourth.
In 1994 Dendahl unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor losing to Gary Johnson.

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In 1998, Johnson ran for re-election as governor against Democratic Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez.
In the general election he was defeated by incumbent Republican governor Gary Johnson 55%-45%.

List of governors of New Mexico

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Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician who served as the 29th governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party.

School voucher

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In his second term, he concentrated on the issue of school voucher reforms as well as campaigning for cannabis decriminalization.
In New Mexico, then-Republican Gary Johnson made school voucher provision the major issue of his second term as Governor.

2012 Republican Party presidential debates and forums

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Johnson participated in the first of the Republican presidential debates, hosted by Fox News in South Carolina on May 5, 2011, appearing on stage with Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum.
Most of the candidates who had announced their runs at that time participated in the debate, being Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum, making this debate the one with the fewest candidates present, with only five.

2016 Libertarian Party presidential primaries

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On January 6, 2016, Johnson declared that he would seek the Libertarian nomination for the presidency.
The delegates nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for President and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld for Vice President.

New Mexico Legislature

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Johnson entered politics in 1994 with the intention of running for governor and was advised by "Republican Elders" to run for the State Legislature instead.

RT (TV network)

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On October 23, 2012, Gary Johnson participated in a third-party debate that was aired on C-SPAN, RT America, and Al Jazeera English.
On 5 November, RT broadcast the two candidates that were voted winners of that debate, Libertarian Party candidate Governor Gary Johnson and the Green Party of the United States candidate Jill Stein from RT's Washington, D.C. studio.

Minot, North Dakota

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Johnson was born on January 1, 1953, in Minot, North Dakota, the son of Lorraine B. (née Bostow), who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Earl W. Johnson, a public school teacher.

Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign

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Initially, Johnson hoped Ron Paul would not run for president so that Johnson could galvanize Paul's network of libertarian-minded voters, and he even traveled to Houston to tell Paul of his decision to run in person, but Paul announced his candidacy on May 13, 2011.

Martin Heinrich

Johnson ran for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 New Mexico senate race against incumbent Democratic senator Martin Heinrich, coming third with 15.38% of the statewide vote (107,201 votes).
Heinrich was reelected to a second term in 2018 over Republican Mick Rich and Libertarian Gary Johnson.

James P. Gray

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In his acceptance speech, Johnson asked the convention's delegates to nominate as his running mate Judge Jim Gray of California.
In 2012, Gray was nominated by Libertarian Party convention delegates as the running mate of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

Bill Weld

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Johnson ran again for President in 2016, once again winning the Libertarian nomination and naming former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld as his running mate.
In 2016, he left the Republican Party to become the Libertarian Party running mate of former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson.