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Gov. Johnson In the News: America Needs Gov. Gary Johnson in the Presidential Debates

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm
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Gov. Johnson: I want to abolish the IRS

July 24, 2012
‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’

Gov. Gary Johnson was interviewed about his presidential campaign and abolishing the IRS on ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto.’

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Why America Needs Gov. Gary Johnson in the Presidential Debates

July 24, 2012
Reason.com

Last fall, GQ ran a profile of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, then a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, under the headline “Is This the Sanest Man Running for President?” The piece noted that in 2003, Johnson scaled Mount Everest with a broken leg, and in 2005, broke his back paragliding off the highest mountain in Maui. “Sanest”? Well, maybe not.

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Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson fighting to be in the presidential debates

July 24, 2012
Examiner.com

Is it 1992 all over again? In that year, American voters heard that “giant sucking sound” being uttered by Independent candidate Ross Perot. He made history that election cycle by facing off against Republican President George H.W. Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and even carried 20 percent of the vote.

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Libertarian Johnson: I Want the Chance to Debate Obama, Romney

July 25, 2012
NewsMax
By Greg McDonald

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he doesn’t have a chance of being elected over President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney unless he’s allowed to join them in debates this fall — but those encounters could also give him the opportunity to “crash and burn.”

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Does Gary Johnson deserve a spot in the presidential debates?

July 25, 2012
TheWeek.com

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who abandoned a failed campaign for the GOP presidential nomination to run as the Libertarian party’s candidate, said this week that the key to his longshot bid will be getting into the fall’s debates with President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Libertarian Johnson plans first Media Buy

July 26, 2012
Examiner.com
By Mark Wachtler

July 26, 2012. Santa Fe. The campaign for Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson announced it was planning to make its first major media buy of the 2012 election. The former 2-term New Mexico Governor has been frantically raising money this past week to pay for it. So far, contributions have been flooding in. But a spokesman for the campaign says they’re still $35,000 short and need to raise it by Monday.

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Why Gary Johnson could cost Obama or Romney a win in 2012

July 24, 2012
Fox News
By Joe Trippi

Back in May, when Americans Elect, the group formed to put a bipartisan third party ticket on the 2012 presidential ballot, closed shop, everyone stopped talking about whether a third party candidate would enter the race in 2012 — and the focus since then has been on Obama and Romney in a two person race.

This two person race has been a dead heat for months, and most people expect this to be one of the closest presidential races ever. (The latest Real Clear Politics poll average has Obama at 45.9% compared to Romney at 44.8%.)

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Gary Johnson: Live Free

July 27, 2012
YouTube

Gary Johnson, two-term governor and Libertarian Presidential candidate, knows that a President Obama or a President Romney will only bring four more years of the same. Only Governor Johnson will do what presidents SHOULD do: promote the peace, increase the freedom, and put America first once more.

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Gary Johnson out with new campaign ad challenging Obama and Romney

July 27, 2012
Examiner.com
By Karl Dickey

In a new video released today, “Live Free,” Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for President, declares that a second Obama administration or a first Romney administration will only lead to four more years of the same. Johnson is one of only three presidential candidates expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states.

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Ron Paul Supporters Can Help Gary Johnson Become the Wild Card in 2012 Election

July 29, 2012
PolicyMic.com
By Douglas Goodman

In six weeks, President Obama and most likely Mitt Romney will be the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for president — respectively. Whether Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson can poll 15%, in order to participate in the presidential debates and potentially become a wild card or spoiler, will depend on the millions of Ron Paul supporters — if they decide to throw their support behind Johnson.

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Jesse Ventura: “If They Allow Johnson To Debate, You Could See Him Win”

July 29, 2012
Independent Political Report

Former Independent Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was interviewed on Coast to Coast AM by host George Noory for two hours this past Wednesday.

In comments transcribed below, Governor Ventura repeated his endorsement of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson. He also discussed the ballot access and presidential debate challenges faced by Third Party candidates generally, his offer to run with Ron Paul should Dr. Paul drop out of the Republican Primaries, and the possibility of his own run for President in 2016.

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Gary Johnson Hits 1 Million on Google+

July 30, 2012
IVN.us
By Jane Susskind

Late last week, former two-term governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson passed the one million mark on the social media platform Google+, passing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 853,378 followers. Since Friday, his following has grown another 11,554, making his total number of Google+ followers 1,011,554.

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Online Town Hall with Gov. Johnson & Ann E.W. Stone

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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Online Town Hall Thursday with Gov. Gary Johnson
& Women’s Right Activist Ann E. W. Stone

Thursday, August 2, 2012

6:00 PM PDT/ 7:00 PM MDT/ 8:00 PM CDT/ 9:00 PM EDT

Please join Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, for an online town hall Tuesday evening, 9 p.m. EDT/ 6 p.m. PDT.

Joining Governor Johnson is special guest Ann E. W. Stone. Ms. Stone is one of the original incorporators of the National Women’s History Museum and the founder of Republicans for Choice. This year (2012) she was named as one of the 21 Leaders for the New Century by Women’s eNews.

Ann Stone is also the founder and president of The Stone Group,Inc., an award-winning direct marketing business. Ms. Stone has founded other businesses and helped launch a national bank. She serves on the boards of Empowered Women International and The Washington Center (Women as Leaders).

Ms. Stone speaks professionally in the United States and overseas on such topics as entrepreneurship, politics, women’s history, women’s issues, and much more. She has been listed in the Who’s Who of Marketing and Advertising Executives and the International Edition of Who’s Who as well as Outstanding Women in America. In 1992, she was chosen as one of 75 Women Who Changed Politics in America by C&E Magazine.

This town hall will be featured on Vokle.com. To ask questions via video or text, simply sign into your Facebook account or sign up for a Vokle account. If you just want to watch the town hall, go to www.GaryJohnson2012.com.

These informal online video chats are an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas regarding important issues of the day, and we urge you to participate if you can.

Again, go to www.GaryJohnson2012.com Thursday evening for what I am sure will be a great discussion.

Hope to see you online!

Gov. Gary Johnson

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You Are Being Heard!

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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From U.S. News’ Washington Whispers: “After weeks of angry protests on Reddit, Facebook and Twitter to get Libertarian party nominee Gary Johnson in the presidential debates, Janet Brown from the Commission on Presidential Debates tells Whispers he might appear there.”

Friends,

The U.S. News story quoted above, and many more like it in the national media this week, are no accident.

You are being heard. Even the Co-Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, who happens to also be a former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, was forced to try to explain the two-party establishment’s approach to limiting this Fall’s debates to the Republican Romney and the Democrat Obama. And even he had to leave the door open for Governor Johnson. Read it here: Presidential Debates Key, But Leave Out Other Voices

We can’t let up. In the next very few weeks, the Republican and Democrat-controlled debate commission will be deciding whether Governor Johnson will have a podium on national television alongside Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. And with the outcry – and financial support – our great supporters have produced, it is becoming more and more difficult for the Commission to ignore us.

The emails, the phone calls, the tweets. They are all having an effect. But we aren’t there yet. And perhaps most important, we aren’t there yet with the funding we must have to buy the airtime we must purchase to take Governor Johnson’s message to the key states we must reach – the states that will push us to 15% in the polls by Labor Day. That is why we launched our 15% Money Bomb, with the goal of raising $150,000.

Thanks to more than 1,400 generous donors, the Money Bomb has raised $115,000 so far. $35,000 to go! And we need to reach that goal by Monday. We must do it by Monday because right now we are planning our first radio “buy”, and hope to go on the air as early as next week.

Everything we are doing is important: The phone calls and emails calling for Gov. Johnson to be in the debates are increasing every day. But what will REALLY get the media’s attention are Gary Johnson radio ads hitting the airwaves in key states across the nation. That’s what our Money Bomb is all about – and we MUST hit our goal. We’re close. Please, if you haven’t, or even if you have, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and help make certain we hit $150,000 by Monday.

Gov. Johnson’s voice of liberty, economic prosperity and freedom, and non-intervention deserves to be heard. You are making that possible with your contribution.

Thank you,

Ron Nielson
Senior Advisor
Gary Johnson 2012

P.S. Even a prominent Democratic strategist is taking note of Gov. Johnson. From Fox News: The 2012 election isn’t really a two person race.

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Gov. Johnson In the News: Aiming for the Presidential Debates

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm
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Want to put a piranha in the political fish tank? Allow Gary Johnson in the Presidential Debates

July 23, 2012
The Washington Times

The most savvy thing that America’s TV networks could possibly do this year is to promote Gary Johnson with the intent of placing him in at least one, if not all of the Fall presidential debates. Such a move would almost certainly drive viewership and interest in the debates to stratospheric levels, and Johnson’s penchant for snappy redirects and crowd-winning zingers would be the kind of fan service that scratches the itch for spontaneous, unscripted reality TV.

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Gary Johnson Supporters Protest Media Blackout Across Nation

July 17, 2012
IVN.us
By Craig D. Schlesinger

There is no shortage of love lost between CNN and the libertarian presidential candidate, former two term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, nor is it a secret. The cable news network continues to remain a thorn in his side (for about a year now), carefully and quietly excluding Johnson from its polling.

One small ray of hope emerged on August 29, 2011 when CNN finally included him in their bi-weekly national poll. Apparently Gov. Johnson polled a bit too high at 2%, and his name was never to be seen on all subsequent polls during his remaining tenure in the Republican primary.

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Gary Johnson polls at 5.3 percent

July 17, 2012
The Daily Caller
By Michael Bastasch

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is making a comeback in the polls, gaining some popularity since his failed bid for the Republican nomination last year.

Johnson is polling at 5.3 percent, according to a poll last week by JZ Analytics. “That’s a big deal,” Johnson told Capitol Report New Mexico. “We’re at 5 [percent] today, we could get to 7 tomorrow because people will check it out.”

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Poll: Obama’s lead shrinking in New Mexico

July 18, 2012
The Hill
By Cameron Joseph

President Obama’s lead is shrinking in New Mexico, according to a new poll from the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling. Obama leads Mitt Romney by 49 to 44 percent, a dip from the solid 14-point lead he’d had earlier in the year when PPP polled the state in April.

When former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is included in the poll, Obama leads Romney by 42 to 38 percent. Johnson, who pulls 13 percent support, is running on the Libertarian Party ticket.

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Frustrated with Mainstream Politics, Some Young Voters Turn to Libertarians

July 19, 2012
NextGen Journal
by Jessica Iannetta

From the United States to Spain to Mexico and almost everywhere in between, young people are frustrated with the poor economy and political leaders unable to keep their promises.

For American youth, unhappiness with government will manifest itself in the November presidential election, as President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney vie for the affections of young voters. Unfortunately for these two candidates, America’s young people are increasingly turning to a third option: none of the above.

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Obama’s pot problem

July 19, 2012
Salon
By Matt Taylor

Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico running for president on the Libertarian ticket, has begun holding press conferences from medical marijuana dispensaries and assailing Obama for waging the war on drugs.

When combined with the steady drip of news about the latest massive DEA raids on what many local Democrats consider legitimate small-business owners, his presence in Colorado is poised to cause some headaches for the White House as campaign season heats up.

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Web Quiz Tells You Which Presidential Candidate Best Fits Your Worldview

July 19, 2012
NPR
By Frank James

Here’s a twist: Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico governor, has the highest percentage of quiz takers agreeing with him in a number of states that are likely to go for Mitt Romney come Election Day, including Texas and Georgia.

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Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – PoliticIt Exclusive Interview

July 20, 2012
PoliticIt

PoliticIt.com had the opportunity to meet with presidential candidate Gary Johnson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gary Johnson told PoliticIt about his campaign, how he’s using social media, and about his stance on a number of issues.

Gary Johnson is the Libertarian nominee for U.S. president and will likely be competing against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in November, 2012. More can be learned about Gary Johnson by visiting his campaign website at: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

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Libertarian Candidate Could Cost Obama the Win in New Mexico

July 20, 2012
Yahoo! News
By Sylvia Cochran

Ballot Access reported on May 5 on Gary Johnson’s nomination as Libertarian Party candidate for president. Now Public Policy Polling shows that Johnson may cost incumbent President Barack Obama the State of New Mexico in November.

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Gary Johnson Tries to Inject Pot Legalization Into the Presidential Race

July 23, 2012
The Atlantic
By Conor Friedersdorf

Earlier this month, anonymous associates of President Obama whispered to Marc Ambinder that “if the president wins a second term, he plans to tackle another American war that has so far been successful only in perpetuating more misery: the four decades of The Drug War.” The news was greeted with skepticism due to the fact that Obama broke prior promises about federal targeting of medical marijuana facilities and has zealously prosecuted current drug policy.

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Gary Johnson Could Appear in Presidential Debates

July 23, 2012
U.S. News & World Report
By Elizabeth Flock

After weeks of angry protests on Reddit, Facebook and Twitter to get Libertarian party nominee Gary Johnson in the presidential debates, Janet Brown from the Commission on Presidential Debates tells Whispers he might appear there.

Supporters of Johnson, a former New Mexico governor, have repeatedly said their candidate has been unfairly excluded from presidential election coverage by the mainstream media, hurting his chances to appear in the debates.

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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson May End Up Appearing In Presidential Debates

July 23, 2012
Mediaite
By Josh Feldman

You’re all thinking it, so I’m just going to say it: a presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is going to be incredibly dull. However, a third person may be joining them on the stage, because the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates told U.S. News‘ “Washington Whispers” that Libertarian party nominee Gary

Johnson might end up debating the two leading candidates, because he is close to meeting the full criteria that allow certain candidates to appear in debates.

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Johnson reminds voters: Romney authored ‘the blueprint’ for Obamacare

July 23, 2012
The Daily Caller
By Steven Nelson

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says that he’s the only candidate who can be trusted to repeal the individual health insurance mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Johnson said, has proven that he has no qualms about government-mandated health insurance, citing the individual health insurance mandate that Romney proudly signed into law while governor of Massachusetts.

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Libertarian Gary Johnson aims for presidential debates

July 24, 2012
Politico
By Katie Glueck

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, said Thursday the key to winning his longshot bid for president is getting into the presidential debates this fall.

In a wide-ranging interview with POLITICO, the former two-term GOP governor said meeting the 15 percent national polling threshold set by the Commission on Presidential Debates is essential to his campaign since the debates are the only way to effectively get his message out.

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Elect One of Our Own. One Time.

Two-term Governor, Gary Johnson, will end the national nightmare of the IRS. America once prospered without it. It can do so again if we vote sanity into office in 2012. Gary is now our best hope for less government and more liberty. It’s time to put our differences and our parties aside and come together as a nation. We The People are ready to LIVE FREE.

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This cannot be a coincidence

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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DRUDGE: GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON MOVES FROM 2% TO 5.3% IN NATIONAL POLL

Friends,

This cannot be a coincidence. Yesterday, our 15% Money Bomb, with a goal to raise $10,000 for every percentage point needed to get Governor Johnson to 15%, hit $53,000. And yesterday, the news hit that a new Zogby poll shows him with 5.3%!

Whether you believe in omens or not, this is truly exciting. The Zogby poll is generating a LOT of buzz in political circles – as it should. And with more than $50,000 raised in a few short days, our Money Bomb is generating some serious buzz as well. Check our progress today here: $150,000 for 15%

But, while $50,000 in a few days is great, it is only 1/3 of the way to our goal of $150,000. We have much to do, and cannot let our momentum slow down. We don’t agree with the idea that a national “Commission” on presidential debates, appointed by Republicans and Democrats, should be allowed to set an arbitrary 15% polling threshold for inclusion in this fall’s debates – a threshold clearly designed to exclude Governor Johnson. But, that is the number they have picked, and we are determined give Governor Johnson a podium on that national debate stage.

That takes funding – a lot of it. And $150,000 will pay for radio advertising and the other tools we need in key states to make it impossible for the media elites to ignore Governor Johnson’s qualifications, his message of financially restraint and social tolerance, and the impact he IS having.

If you haven’t – or even if you have – please go to www.garyjohnson2012.comtoday and move the needle toward $150,000. As Governor Johnson’s proud and excited running mate and the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Vice-President, I can personally assure you that Governor Johnson and I are working non-stop to put liberty and economic freedom back on the national agenda. And I can tell you that folks all across the country are ready to get behind our campaign – if we can pull together the resources to reach out to them.

We’ll never have the corporate buddies or special interest money Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have, but we have YOU. And that’s all we need. Go to www.garyjohnson2012.com right now and make whatever contribution you can. $35 will buy a 30 second radio spot in some of our key markets. And that spot will reach thousands of voters. Every dollar counts.

Thanks, and let’s move the needle!

Judge Jim Gray

Libertarian Nominee for Vice-President of the United States.

P.S. As you may know, a dedicated group of our supporters traveled to Atlanta a couple of days ago to let CNN know that we will not be ignored. That kind of dedication, along with your contribution, will put us on the national stage.

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Gov. Johnson In the News: Coming to a Ballot Near You

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm
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The Kids Are All Libertarian

July 12, 2012

Vice.com

By Vinnie Rotondaro

“But flip over to 2012,” he said, “and what you see is a lack of enthusiasm and a lack of confidence, not only in Obama, but in everybody, in everything. And so instead of Obama getting 66 percent of the young vote, the poll I did in May had him at 46 percent, and if that keeps up it could be disastrous.” Young voters won’t go for Romney, Zogby said. But it is possible that some could be siphoned off by Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate.

“The battle over the young vote is going to take place on college campuses, and isn’t going to be Obama vs. Romney,” Zogby said, “It’s going to be Obama vs. Johnson.” That’s the short-term. In the long run things are a bit foggier.

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Gary Johnson: Coming to a ballot near you

July 10, 2012

Alibi.com

By Marisa Demarco

When voters hit the polls countrywide, they’ll see at least three options for president. One of them is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. As the Libertarian candidate, he’s pitching himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

“I’m going to be the only candidate that doesn’t want to bomb Iran. I’m going to be the only candidate that wants to get out Afghanistan now—and the wars. I’m going to be the only candidate that wants to end the drug war. I’m going to be the only candidate that wants to bring about marriage equality, believing that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right.”

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Latest round of polls exclude Libertarian Presidential nominee

July 10, 2012

Examiner.com

By Karl Dickey

No matter if you look at Quinnipiac, Public Policy Polling, Rasmussen, NBC/Marist or WeAskAmerica the name of the Libertarian Party Presidential nominee, Gary Johnson’s name will not be mentioned. Nor will his name be mentioned in the normal news conversation covering the Presidential campaign.

As Gary Johnson’s campaign has gained steam and while his polling numbers were increasing, suddenly the media and polling doors have closed for the Johnson campaign.

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James Gray, Libertarian Vice Prez Candidate, Stumps in Santa Barbara

July 11, 2012

Santa Barbara Independent

By Nick Welsh

Don’t bother telling retired Orange County judge James Gray how being vice president isn’t “worth a bucket of warm spit,” a description made famous by a disgruntled former occupant of that office. Gray, best known as the judge who publicly denounced the “war on drugs” as a futile waste of money and human life, is now running for the Number Two spot on the Libertarian ticket and was in town last Friday to press the flesh and raise money.

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Third-Party Vote Could Hurt Romney

July 9, 2012

UtahPolicy.com

By Bryan Schott

Americans most likely will not vote for a third-party candidate in 2012. But, if they do, that vote will likely hurt Mitt Romney.

A Gallup poll finds the third-party candidate with the most support nationally is Libertarian Gary Johnson who comes in at 3%. Barack Obama and Romney are virtually tied nationally in the same poll. But, the same survey shows those who would vote for a third-party candidate would do so at the expense of Mitt Romney.

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Gary Johnson moves onto debate phase of campaign

July 12, 2012

Examiner.com

By Mark Wachtler

When Gary Johnson switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party last year, the former two-term New Mexico Governor knew his Presidential campaign would have to do without certain necessities, like money and media coverage. Appearing to be well on his way to securing inclusion on all 50 state ballots however, the underdog Presidential candidate is successfully moving on to the next phase – polling 15 percent and a place at the debates.

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Gary Johnson raises money for debate

July 13, 2012

Independent Political Report

Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson is still struggling to get his name on the polls, so in an effort to garner more media attention, Johnson started a new money bomb with the goal of getting $10,000 for every percent needed to get into the debates, $150,000 in total. State polls show him with roughly 6-9%, but Johnson hopes that can change after his continued success at achieving ballot access and changing his focus towards getting more votes.

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Liberty On the Rise: Gary Johnson

July 13, 2012

The Lone Republic

By David Click

As part of our summer series “Liberty On The Rise” we were able to get an opportunity to speak with Libertarian candidate for President, Gary Johnson. Johnson has served as Governor of New Mexico and had a successful small business.

Governor Johnson is excited about his campaign so far and believes the momentum will only get stronger. ”I think that for the fraction of a penny that we’re operating on relative to my two opponents dollars, I think we’re doing pretty well. I think that it’s going to grow bigger.”

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Libertarian’s Johnson seeks debate slot with Obama, Romney

July 13, 2012

Las Vegas Review-Journal

By Laura Myers

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is a man with little baggage, political or otherwise.

The Libertarian presidential nominee travels light, two carry-ons, no fees. He has no entourage, opening his own hotel room door at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip when a reporter arrives Friday to conduct an interview.

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Gary Johnson addresses Freedom Fest crowd in Las Vegas

July 14, 2012

Examiner.com

By Karl Dickey

Speaking Saturday at the annual Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson charged that the greatest threats to freedom in the U.S. today are not foreign aggressors, but the federal government itself. The crowd is full of Libertarians, Republicans, Democrats and Independents who are interested in networking and learning what they can do to find freedom in an unfree world.

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Supporters bombard CNN with requests to cover Gary Johnson

July 16, 2012

The Hill

By Alicia M. Cohn

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson wants people to know he is running for president.

Johnson’s campaign launched a “Twitter Bomb” campaign on Monday, asking supporters to tweet the hashtag #BlackoutCNN and contact CNN asking them to include their candidate in polls as well as provide him equal coverage as a presidential nominee.

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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Will End The War On Marijuana Users

July 16, 2012

420 Times

As we’ve pointed out before, Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is the only candidate that will be on every state ballot and talking about the failed War on Drugs, more specifically, the destructive war on marijuana users.

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Gary Johnson: It’s not just a two-man race

July 17, 2012

The Miami Herald

By Glenn Garvin

You probably don’t give a great deal of thought to Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate. Maybe you should. Mitt Romney certainly is.

Romney’s political cronies in Michigan have gotten Johnson kicked off the November ballot there because he was three minutes late in filing some paperwork. With polls indicating the race for Michigan’s 16 votes is a dead heat, Romney’s camp doesn’t want to take any chances that Johnson, a former Republican who served two terms as governor of New Mexico, will siphon off any of his votes.

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Gov. Johnson at 5% and climbing

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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Gary Johnson at 5.3% nationally against

Obama and Romney

Friends,

A national Zogby poll released Friday shows Governor Johnson at 5% when included along with President Obama and Mitt Romney.

That is a number that should be hard for the elite media and the Commission on Presidential Debates to ignore – especially when they consider that, while Obama and Romney are spending tens of millions of dollars on radio and TV advertising, not a single penny of paid media advertising has appeared anywhere on behalf of Governor Johnson.

I wrote you last week – before this poll came out – to ask you to join in our “15%” Money Bomb. The idea is to raise the money necessary to put Gov. Johnson’ message on the air, and by doing so, reach the arbitrary 15% polling threshold the Establishment’s debate commission has set for inclusion in the nationally televised debates this fall.

5% without ANY radio or TV advertising! Who can doubt that we can get to 15% with just a fraction of the advertising budget Obama and Romney are spending?

Our Money Bomb is still going on. If you haven’t already, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and help us reach our $150,000 goal. We are well on our way after just a couple of days, but we won’t get there without your help.

Liberty, freedom, and fiscal sanity deserve a podium at the Presidential Debates. With your help, Gov. Johnson will be on the stage to show America that there really IS another choice for President.

Thank You,

Ron Nielson

Senior Advisor

Gary Johnson 2012

P.S. In case you missed it, Gov. Johnson received a great “Shout Out” from Judge Andrew Napolitano at Freedom Fest. Check it out: Here.

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In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 5:36 am

Josh Rawdon
Co-Director, Ohio for Gary Johnson 2012

BLACKOUT CNN

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 1:50 am

Blackout cnn

THE PROBLEM

CNN has never given Gary Johnson a fair shot. At first, CNN refused to include Gov. Johnson in their polls for Republican primaries. After complaints, they included him one time, and he polled higher than Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman. So CNN removed Gov. Johnson from their polling choices. They made a rule that said that only people polling at more than 2% could be in the televised debates. But how could Gov. Johnson meet their thresholds if he was not included in the polls? CNN shut Gary Johnson out of the Republican primary debates.

Now they are at it again! As a Libertarian, Gov. Johnson cannot appear in the national debates unless he polls at least 15%! But once again, CNN refuses to include Gov. Johnson in their polls.

FACT: Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states as a third choice for President.

FACT: Gary Johnson has significant polling numbers in numerous states – between 7% and 12%.

FACT: Gary Johnson is a major factor in the 2012 election, is newsworthy and is a voice that reflects Americans and democracy. The people have a right to know about him.

So why is CNN blacking Gary Johnson out? Is CNN so biased that they want their 2-party candidates to be the only candidates? Will they abandon all journalistic integrity, fundamental fairness and their viewers?

Ask them WHY! Demand that CNN cover Gov. Johnson and include him on the polls. We the People have had enough of this media blackout.

And to show them we mean it, we are going to BLACKOUT CNN!

THE PLAN

1. Protests at CNN Headquarters and Local Stations [July 15 and 16]

2. Twitter and Social Media Blackout [July 16]

3. Telephone Blackout [July 16]

4. Grassroots Fundraiser (aka Money Bomb) [July 15 and 16]

PROTESTS

Who: Everyone!

What: Protests at CNN Headquarters (or local stations for those who can’t make it)

When: July 15 – July 16, 2012. Starts at 10:30 a.m.

Where: 190 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Notes: It’s very important to have as many people as possible at this protest. Publicize this widely – email, Facebook, Craigslist, bulletin boards, local media, etc. No idea is a bad one – get the word out! Bring as many people as you can! This is our one shot to really make a difference and be heard, grassroots style. Bring signs!

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We are outraged that CNN would control information and try to pick our candidates for us!

TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKOUT

Who: Everyone!

What: Take to Twitter and other social media and call on CNN to include Gov. Johnson

When: July 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Where: Twitter, Facebook and everywhere!

Notes: The most powerful of these tools is Twitter, followed by Facebook. But all Social Media mentions are welcome! Everyone take to their computers and phones and demand that CNN take notice. We start at 11 and continue all day.

Tweets to: @CNN , @CNNPolitics , @CNNBRK (breaking news)

Hashtag: #BlackoutCNN. Please do not use this tag until July 16 at 11 am EST.

EXAMPLE: “#BlackoutCNN like they have blacked out @GovGaryJohnson ! Include him in your polling @CNN .

The more we do, the more likely it is that we will be picked up by other media, as well, who will pressure CNN to pay attention!

PHONE BLACKOUT

Who: Everyone!

What: Call CNN and demand that they include Gov. Johnson

When: Beginning July 16, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern (See Schedule)

Where: CNN (404) 827-1500

Notes: States are paired up to work together for 30 minute intervals. We will work at this EVERYDAY until CNN includes Gov. Johnson, but July 16 is important to make an impact. We are asking for only a few minutes of a lot of people’s time. We need as many people as possible to call.

· Stay on the line until you talk to a live person.

· Ask to speak to whomever is in charge of polling and debates for the Presidential Race

· Sample script: “I would like for CNN to include Libertarian Nominee Governor Gary Johnson in their polling for the general election because he represents my views on many subjects, ________ being one of them. Will you please begin including him in your polling?”

· If enough people call at once, we can jam their phone lines, which will also get their attention. Libertarians did that to Herman Cain’s radio show, and he included the candidate after that, so this can be very effective.

Schedule

(All times are listed as Eastern time so adjust for each state’s time accordingly)

9:00 to 9:30 am: Florida, Connecticut
9:30 to 10:00 am: Delaware, Georgia
10:00 to 10:30 am: District of Columbia, South Carolina
10:30 to 11:00 am: North Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts
11:00 to 11:30 am: Maryland, Alabama
11:30 to 12:00 pm: Pennsylvania, Maryland
12:00 to 12:30 pm: New York, New Jersey
12:30 to 1:00 pm: Vermont, Virginia

1:00 to 1:30 pm: West Virginia, New Hampshire
1:30 to 2:00 pm: Ohio, Rhode Island
2:00 to 2:30 pm: Mississippi, Illinois
2:30 to 3:00 pm: Michigan, Indiana
3:00 to 3:30 pm: Missouri, Wisconsin
3:30 to 4:00 pm: Louisiana, Arkansas
4:00 to 4:30 pm: Kentucky, Tennessee
4:30 to 5:00 pm: Oklahoma, Iowa
5:00 to 5:30 pm: Kansas, Minnesota
5:30 to 6:00 pm: Texas
6:00 to 6:30 pm: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
6:30 to 7:00 pm: New Mexico, Montana
7:00 to 7:30 pm: Colorado, Wyoming
7:30 to 8:00 pm: Utah, Arizona
8:00 to 8:30 pm: Idaho, Nevada
8:30 to 9:00 pm: Alaska California
9:00 to 9:30 pm: Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Blackout cnn moneybomb

Show your support for a candidate who really represents the people. No more elistist-picked, big government candidates! Show CNN that we have the voices and the dollars to support Gov. Johnson and Judge Gray.

Every dollar counts, and is a huge assistance for the campaign. Please donate $10, $25, $50 … up to $2500 per individual towards the campaign. Every dollar we raise shows the media and the two-party establishment that we are fed up with the “choices” they force upon us.

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Give Gov. Johnson a Podium

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 1:48 am
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Let’s put Gov. Gary Johnson on the national debate stage!

You know the story. The elite national news media and the Establishment-created Commission on Presidential Debates have rigged the game to try to limit this fall’s presidential debates to only the Democrat Barack Obama, and the Republican Mitt Romney.

They have rigged the debates by picking a number out of the air and declaring that a presidential candidate must have at least 15 percent support in a sample of national polls that – you guessed it – they choose.

Never mind that one out of three Americans don’t consider themselves to be either Republicans or Democrats, or that, in poll after poll, a sizable percentage of voters say they would seriously consider a ‘third party’ candidate.

And never mind that their arbitrary and unfair polling requirement might exclude from the debates a successful two-term governor who will likely be on the ballot in all 50 states.

If you agree that this debate-rigging is just plain wrong, go to http://www.garyjohnson2012.com and do something about it. Give Gov. Johnson a podium by joining our “15% in the Polls” Money Bomb.

The two-party establishment doesn’t want Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates for one simple reason: They don’t really want to have debates. They don’t really want to give a national microphone to a candidate who will challenge business-as-usual. And if they succeed in keeping Gov. Johnson off the stage, they will get exactly what they want.

What they want is a “debate” between two candidates who will argue over which government health care program is better, Obamacare or Romneycare. They don’t want to hear from a candidate who will actually scrap the job-killing tax code. What they want is a Republican and a Democrat who will just quibble about how to tinker with the existing system that lets them hand out subsidies and benefits to their friends.

Without Gov. Johnson on the debate stage, there will be NO debate about wars. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama both support foreign intervention. There will be NO debate about civil liberties. Just a Democrat and a Republican who both support the Patriot Act, who both will continue the failed War on Drugs, and neither of whom will defend marriage equality as a constitutional right.

If you want REAL debates, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and make a contribution that will put Gov. Johnson on the stage.

America deserves – and wants – to see real presidential debates. With enough financial support, we can make sure that Gov. Johnson has an opportunity to deliver a message of true liberty, real freedom and financial sanity. Help him show America that there really is a choice in this election.

The goal of our Money Bomb, starting today, is to raise $10,000 for every percentage point in the polls we need in order to put a podium on the stage for Gov. Johnson. Help make sure we do just that! Go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and make a contribution.

Your support is the key. We can do this.

Thank you,

Ron Nielson
Senior Advisor
Gary Johnson 2012

P.S. In case you missed it, Politico is the latest news outlet to take notice of “The Gary Johnson Factor”. You can read it here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77754.html

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