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Johnson wins Libertarian nod for president

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson Saturday won the Libertarian Party nomination for U.S. president.

Johnson to drop GOP for Libertarians

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is dropping out of the Republican presidential race and will run as a Libertarian, Libertarian Party officials said.
Poll shows Paul in the lead in Iowa

Poll shows Paul in the lead in Iowa

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has taken the lead in Iowa, polling figures released Monday suggest.

Former N.M. gov may run as Libertarian

MIAMI, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor waging a quixotic Republican presidential campaign, now says he may run as the Libertarian candidate.

Gary Johnson hangs on in GOP race

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor considered a long shot to win the Republican presidential nomination, says he's not giving up his campaign.

Ex-Gov. Johnson may run as Libertarian

SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a long-shot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is considering running as a Libertarian.
Analyst: GOP hopefuls' budgets unrealistic

Analyst: GOP hopefuls' budgets unrealistic

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Proposals by Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls to lop off a chunk of the federal budget may be popular but are unrealistic, a budget watchdog group says.
GOP debate rivals focus on economy

GOP debate rivals focus on economy

HANOVER, N.H., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Economic issues dominated Tuesday in a debate in Hanover, N.H., among eight candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
Romney leads in N.H.; no front-runner in Iowa

Romney leads in N.H.; no front-runner in Iowa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in New Hampshire, but the Iowa field is more open, polls indicate.
Perry, Romney joust in latest GOP debate

Perry, Romney joust in latest GOP debate

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry argued over Social Security, healthcare and immigration in sometimes-heated exchanges in the latest debate.
Perry top target again at GOP debate

Perry top target again at GOP debate

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry again found himself the No. 1 target of his fellow Republican presidential hopefuls at a debate in Florida Thursday night.
GOP Twitter debate raps healthcare reform

GOP Twitter debate raps healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said in the first Twitter debate among GOP presidential hopefuls she would "not rest" until U.S. healthcare reform was reversed.
GOP leadership confab to conduct ballot

GOP leadership confab to conduct ballot

NEW ORLEANS, June 16 (UPI) -- Results of a ballot taken during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans should indicate who activists support, the conference's leader says.
Poll: Gingrich's image slides within GOP

Poll: Gingrich's image slides within GOP

PRINCETON, N.J., June 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's image took a hit among Republicans and now is among the lowest for presidential hopefuls being tracked, Gallup said.

Gingrich announces presidential candidacy

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich became the first person to officially announced his candidacy in the Republican presidential nomination race Wednesday.
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Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, former Governor of New Mexico, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, and is known for his low-tax libertarian views and his regular participation in triathlons.

Founder of one of New Mexico's largest construction companies, Johnson entered politics for the first time by running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a conservative, low-tax, anti-crime platform. He beat incumbent Democratic governor Bruce King by 50% to 40%. He cut the 10% annual growth in the budget by using his gubernatorial veto on half of bills in the first six months. His use of the veto over his two terms gained him the nickname "Governor Veto".

He sought re-election in 1998, winning by 55% to 45%. In his second term, he concentrated on the issue of school voucher reforms, as well as campaigning for marijuana decriminalization. During his tenure as governor, he adhered strictly to an anti-tax, anti-bureaucracy program, and set state and national records for his use of veto powers: more than the other 49 contemporary governors put together. Term-limited, Johnson retired from politics at the end of his second term.

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