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Gov. Johnson In the News: Voting for Gary Johnson Is Good For Democracy

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On Taxes, Paul Ryan is No Gary Johnson

August 13, 2012
Willamette Week
By Mark Zusman

Paul Ryan’s specialty is taxes—he is the chair of the House Budget Committee. While he is to the right of Romney on many issues, taxes are not an extreme example. He wants to reduce the top income rate and eliminate taxes on capital gains, interest and dividends, but if you want radical, you have to look to Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate for President, who wants to abolish the federal income tax, a device that was put in place by the Revenue Act of 1913.

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Voting For Ron Paul and Gary Johnson Is Good For Democracy

August 14, 2012
PolicyMic
By Dave Stacy

In what has become one of the most heated election cycles in recent memory, some voters are told that a vote for a third party candidate is a “wasted vote,” or even “a vote for the other guy.” This line of thought is self-deceiving: For democracy to truly function and for all ideas to be considered, third party candidates like Gary Johnson must exist.

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Partisan Commission on Presidential Debates Harms Process

August 15, 2012
IVN.us
By Taylor Tyler

Every four years presidential debates are held in the United States, which are no doubt one of the most important and influential aspects of a presidential electoral campaign. Candidate debate performance heavily influences vote results.

Third party candidates have been included in two debate cycles since 1960. All remaining debates have included only two candidates, one Democrat and one Republican.

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Why America Needs Gary Johnson

August 16, 2012
The Guardian Express
By Aaron Scarboro

As November 6th draws closer and closer, undecided voters across the nation are contemplating their selection for President of the United States. Voters in key swing states such as Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Nevada are being bombarded by negative ads making specious and often times absurd claims about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Unsurprisingly, this barrage of negativity has left both candidates with high unfavorable ratings among registered voters.

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Libertarian presidential hopeful to campaign in S.A.

August 16, 2012
MySanAntonio.com
By John W. Gonzalez

This fall, the Libertarian party has more than 100 candidates seeking office from the Bexar County Courthouse to the White House. The party’s freedom-loving followers are revving up for the Nov. 6 election, and Saturday will provide a rallying point. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico, will be stumping in San Antonio that day — part of a seven-city Texas swing that began Monday in West Texas.

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Gary Johnson counting on Ron Paul’s backers to switch

August 16, 2012
Star-Telegram
By Bud Kennedy

Libertarian presidential candidate and would-be spoiler Gary Johnson smoked out new campaign cash here this week.But his hopes are just a pipe dream unless he wins over Republican voters loyal to never-say-quit candidate Ron Paul.

Hundreds of Republicans have promised Johnson they will switch his way if the Republican National Convention nominates Mitt Romney on Aug. 30, Johnson said Thursday.

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Presidential candidate Gary Johnson wages Central Texas swing, stumps in Waco

August 17, 2012
Examiner.com
By Stephen Carter

Libertarian Party candidate and former two-term governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson made a stop in Waco, Texas on Friday morning, Aug 17.

Amid 40 or so supporters in down-town’s Heritage Square, Johnson stumped for 45 minutes taking questions from the audience on a wide range of issues including the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, military usage, the UN, budgets, taxes, Israel and Iran, executive orders, presidential debates, and the spoiler effect.

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Libertarian Party eyes spoiler role in 2012 race

August 18, 2012
Fox News
By Joseph Weber

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson almost certainly can’t win the presidential election this year. But his supporters claim he could determine who does. Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who briefly and unsuccessfully competed for the Republican presidential nomination before joining the Libertarians, is polling barely above 5 percent nationwide. Yet his numbers in key battleground states suggest he could make a difference in what is shaping up to be a tight contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Check out Johnson

August 18, 2012
Concord Monitor
By Jonathan Kozinko

There may be a lot of voters in New Hampshire and across the nation who think like me. Here we go again: two globalist wingnuts to choose from for president. They offer no real change, just a choice of whose special friends get to pocket my money for the next four years. The answer is simple: Gary Johnson. Yes, Gary Johnson, the only other person on every ballot in the nation.

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What Role Will Gary Johnson Play in the Election

August 18, 2012
The Blaze
By Becket Adams

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson probably won’t win the presidential election this year — but that’s not to say he won’t have an effect on its final outcome.

Johnson, who briefly participated in the Republican presidential primaries before switching over to the Libertarians, is polling at about 5 percent nationwide, according to Fox News. However, despite a poor showing in nationwide polls, he does have some pull in key battleground states, including New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada.

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Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Thinks Labeling Paul Ryan a ‘Libertarian’ Is Laughable

August 19, 2012
Gather Politics
By Elan Kesilman

Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party Gary Johnson has been traveling across Texas this past week in an effort to make his policies known to voters. While Johnson has been on the campaign trail, some members of the media have been trying to label Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan a libertarian, but Johnson begs to differ.

Now that Ryan is in the spotlight, a little controversy over his reading material has begun. It seems Ryan admitted enjoying and being influenced by the novels of Ayn Rand, a writer whose political philosophy greatly shaped the Libertarian party. Of course, now that he’s running on the Republican ticket with Mitt Romney, Ryan is downplaying any affection he once had for the libertarian viewpoint.

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Libertarians say ‘let Gary Johnson debate’

August 19, 2012
Twitchy.com

Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico, is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President. Supporters of Johnson say he should be included in the presidential debates alongside President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Traditionally, the decision about who is included in the presidential debates has been delegated to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

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Practical libertarianism and Gary Johnson: “We’re not a party, we’re the people”

August 20, 2012
Washington Times

For weeks, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson’s campaign has been releasing short, often humor filled PSA-like videos on YouTube highlighting the practical aspects of what a Johnson presidency would mean.

His latest ad, released today, explores the possibility that most Americans are in fact, Libertarian without even knowing it.

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Gary Johnson’s Pitch to the Commission on Presidential Debates

August 21, 2012
The Atlantic
By Conor Friedersdorf

When Gary Johnson was a GOP primary candidate, he watched in frustration as CNN invited an obviously unqualified Herman Cain onto the debate stage, even as it refused appeals from the former two-term New Mexico governor to take part or even to be included in the polls used to determine eligibility.

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