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  • Willie Nelson offers 'pro-pot' presidential candidate Gary Johnson his support

    05/18/2011 5:59:36 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 17 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | May 17, 2011 | Sue Winchester
    SANTA FE, N.M. -- Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson today announced that he has received the official endorsement of legendary entertainer Willie Nelson and the National Teapot Party, which Nelson co-founded. The endorsement comes following a meeting between Johnson and Nelson last week, and marks the first presidential endorsement for the Teapot Party. Upon hearing the news of the endorsement, Governor Johnson said, "I am truly gratified to have the endorsement of such a legendary entertainer and champion for individual rights as Willie Nelson.” Johnson continued, “Not only is Willie a superstar talent but, he is a strong advocate for...
  • Gary Johnson announces presidential run

    04/21/2011 11:30:46 AM PDT · by logician2u · 401 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/21/2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced today that he's running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm ready for a different America," Johnson said in a statement today. "I'm ready for the day when a person can build a good life on a decent income, and we can take our government at its word." Johnson announced his candidacy Thursday morning on the steps of the New Hampshire State House and plans to spend three days in the early-nominating state meeting with supporters and visiting local businesses.
  • (The new Ron Paul?)Gary Johnson Gearing up for 2012?

    11/01/2009 9:03:50 AM PST · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 998+ views
    reason.com ^ | October 30, 2009 | Radley Balko
    Gary Johnson Gearing up for 2012? The pro-drug legalization, pro-immigration, small government budget hawk and former governor of New Mexico looks to be preparing for a run. Gary Johnson is preparing to launch his Our America PAC shortly, as soon as he gets all of his legal ducks in a row. He will be hitting the trail hard soon, traveling the country to speak in support of issues and candidates, re-immersing himself in the public policy debate. This December, Governor Johnson will also be releasing a book entitled “Seven Principles Of Good Government,” published by The Heartland Institute (a conservative-libertarian...
  • Former NM Gov. Johnson to set up 527, raising specter of WH bid

    10/31/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-28 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (R) is setting up a new political group to potentially set up a run for the White House. The former two-term governor, known for his libertarian leanings, is setting up a new 527 group, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, over which he'll preside as an "honorary chairman." The move raises the specter that Johnson might wage a bid for the GOP -- or Libertarian Party -- nomination for president in 2012. Candidates often set up groups, more frequently Political Action Committees (PACs) to raise money for or support other candidates. Johnson said...
  • Gary Johnson 2012?

    08/28/2009 7:22:31 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 106 replies · 3,666+ views
    Gary Johnson ^ | 29th August | Johnson2012
    From January 1995 to December 2002, Gary Johnson served as the Governor of the State of New Mexico, and was the first governor in the history of New Mexico to be elected for two consecutive four year terms. He was ranked among the nation's seven top governors in each of the Cato Institute's fiscal report cards between 1996 and 2002. Under Gov. Johnson's administration, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax increase in the state's history, the rate of growth in the state government was cut in half, half of the state's prisons were privatized, state Medicaid was...
  • America's Most Dangerous Politician:New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (2012?)

    10/13/2009 12:57:15 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 86 replies · 3,135+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 1, 2001 | Michael W. Lynch
    I’ve been in New Mexico less than 10 minutes when I realize that no ordinary politician rules the Land of Enchantment. After the young woman working the rental car counter discovers I need wheels to visit her very own governor, she starts talking excitedly and positively about his efforts to pass a school choice bill. One of her co-workers, a Democratic activist, tries to straighten her out, and the conversation soon grows to include other employees, all of whom are surprisingly well-informed due to the governor’s high-profile efforts to pass a statewide voucher program. The Democrat wants to make something...
  • Breaking: Johnson Laying Groundwork for President Run

    10/26/2009 6:23:11 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 163 replies · 4,108+ views
    Race42008 ^ | 10/26/2009
    Gary Johnson is preparing to launch his Our America PAC shortly, as soon as he gets all of his legal ducks in a row. He will be hitting the trail hard soon, traveling the country to speak in support of issues and candidates, re-immersing himself in the public policy debate. This December, Governor Johnson will also be releasing a book entitled “Seven Principles Of Good Government,” published by The Heartland Institute (a conservative-libertarian think tank).