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Des Moines Register: Gary Johnson Talks Straw Poll, Politics At RAGBRAI

July 30, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Iowa, Issue, Job Creation, Liberty, News, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From the Des Moines Register: Gary Johnson knows Iowa. But he understands many Iowans don’t know him. So he’s not surprised he was left off the upcoming Ames Straw Poll ballot. He just thinks he should be included. “I’ve ridden… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson’s Statement Regarding House Passage of Debt Limit Legislation

July 29, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Spending, Twitter

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson released the following statement regarding the House passage of debt limit legislation. “Having served as a Republican governor in a Democrat state with a Democrat legislature, I understand the challenge of divided government.  I would have… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Has His Own Plan For Balancing Budget

Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From The Daily Caller by Alex Pappas Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says he would veto any legislation that doesn’t balance the federal budget if he’s elected president. The long shot Republican candidate for president made the promise to… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: GOP candidates are ‘fluff’

July 28, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, New Hampshire, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From Politico by Kendra Marr For all the speculation about Rick Perry’s presidential potential, Gary Johnson feels certain the campaign would fall flat — if only because America isn’t ready to put another Texas governor in the White House. “Have… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: Best Jobs Record — America’s Nightly Scoreboard, FOX News, 7/26

July 27, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Job Creation, Spending, Twitter


Gov. Gary Johnson, Your World w/ Neil Cavuto, FOX News, 7-25-2011

July 26, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Small Government, Spending, Twitter


Enjoying the Campaign — and the Race — in New Hampshire

July 25, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, New Hampshire, Small Government, Twitter, Uncategorized

The last time I visited the Conway area was April 23, two days after I announced my candidacy in New Hampshire. I was preparing to hike and ski Tuckerman Ravine, and that was truly an unforgettable experience. Last Thursday, I… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: Giving Republicans a Choice that Works in Today’s World

July 24, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, New Hampshire, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From New Hampshire-based newspaper, Foster’s Daily Democrat, this weekend: DOVER — Republican Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, made a stop in the Garrison City on Saturday at La Festa, discussing what he’d do if elected in… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson calls DADT certification “good news - but long overdue”

July 22, 2011Posted in Blog, DADT, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Twitter

July 22, 2011, Manchester, New Hampshire - Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson today released a statement on the Pentagon’s certification of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the U.S. military announcement of their preparedness to accept openly gay… Continue reading »


Club for Growth Releases Presidential White Paper on Gary Johnson; States he “Would Most Likely be a Pro-Growth President”

July 21, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Small Government, Twitter

July 21, 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico - Club for Growth today released their Presidential White Paper analysis of Gary Johnson’s record and positions, concluding that he would most likely be a pro-growth President. Read the full report here. In a… Continue reading »


Hands Off The Internet: Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Speaks

Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Internet, Issue, Twitter

From Ars Technica by Timothy B. Lee Gary Johnson is not a typical Republican. While rivals like Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were signing on to a pledge to oppose gay marriage, Gary Johnson put out a press release calling… Continue reading »


A Republican Morality Play

July 20, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, Spending, Twitter

From Huffington Post By: Governor Gary Johnson A funny thing happened this week when I had the audacity to call a so-called “Marriage Vow” pledge for candidates issued by the Iowa-based Family Leader group for what it is: Offensive and… Continue reading »


“If there were more elected Republicans like Johnson, there were would be more Republicans.”

July 19, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Twitter

  “No New Pledges”,  From Real Clear Politics By Froma Harrop “Among the Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination, only former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had the self-respect to denounce the ludicrous “Marriage Vow” pledge. Such pledges are… Continue reading »


Gov. Johnson on “Cavuto,” FOX Business Channel - 7/15

July 17, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Small Government, Spending, Twitter, YouTube

Gov. Gary Johnson urged Republicans not to cave in during debt ceiling negotiations, on the FOX Business Channel’s “Cavuto,” on July 15, 2011.


Gary’s on Google Plus

July 16, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, News, Twitter

You can now add Gov. Gary Johnson to your Friends circle on Google Plus! Gov. Johnson looks forward to connecting with you through this new medium. Stay tuned for his first Hangout!


Gov. Johnson on “Freedom Watch,” FOX Business Channel - 7/14

July 15, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Job Creation, Liberty, Small Government, Spending, Twitter, YouTube

Gov. Gary Johnson on the FOX Business Channel’s “Freedom Watch,” on July 14, 2011.


Gov. Johnson on CNN Newsroom - 7/14

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, Marijuana Decriminalization, Marijuana Legalization, Small Government, Twitter, YouTube

Gov. Gary Johnson on CNN Newsroom, on July 15, 2011.


Family Leader Marriage Pledge Falters

July 14, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Twitter

  From Politico by Kendra Marr: In a year when pledges have become all the rage for Republican presidential primary candidates, The Family Leader’s “Marriage Vow” seems to be falling flat. The pledge is causing more problems for the two… Continue reading »


Governor Johnson Calls Department Of Justice Reporting Requirement An Outrage

July 13, 2011Posted in Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, Twitter

Former New Mexico Governor, a strong gun rights advocate, objects to new reporting requirement July 13, 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico – Saying “New Mexico gun buyers and sellers are neither the problem nor the solution to border violence”, former… Continue reading »


Romney, Johnson Reject Anti-Gay-Marriage Pledge

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, Twitter

From WSJ - Washington Wire By Danny Yadron Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa conservative who unveiled his anti-gay-marriage pledge last week, may have gone too far. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outright rejected the “Marriage Vow” written by Mr…. Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Relieved Family Leader is backtracking on slavery, but still has serious issues with the “Marriage Vow”

July 11, 2011Posted in Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Liberty, Twitter

July 11, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – Again condemning the “Marriage Vow” pledge the Iowa-based Family Leader organization is asking presidential candidates to sign, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today said he is “relieved to know that Family Leader… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Blasts Offensive Pledge

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On Thursday, two Republican candidates for President signed the “Marriage Vow” pledge issued by Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats and the Family Leader. In response, Gary Johnson stated: “Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults. As a… Continue reading »


Blog & News Coverage: Tolerance Edition

July 10, 2011Posted in Uncategorized

Governor Gary Johnson’s rejection of the “Marriage Vow” pledge has created quite a bit of coverage across the web, including: Gary Johnson: Family Leader pledge gives Republicans a bad name: Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson thinks the pledge that an… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Calls Family Leader Pledge “Offensive and Unrepublican”

July 9, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Twitter

  July 9, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada – Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson charged today in a formal statement through his campaign that the Family Leader “pledge” Republican candidates for President are being asked to sign… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson sends Washington a Jobs Plan — On a Postcard

July 8, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, Twitter

(Click to enlarge)   July 8, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – Presidential candidate Gary Johnson has responded to today’s dismal jobs report by sending the White House and Congress a plan for kick-starting private sector job creation – and the… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Signs Cut, Cap And Balance Pledge

July 7, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Twitter

July 7, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson today signed the Cut, Cap and Balance pledge, which opposes raising the debt ceiling unless certain conditions are met including substantial spending cuts, enforceable spending caps and passage of… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: Face Reality, Legalize Pot

Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Marijuana Legalization, Twitter

Op-Ed by Governor Gary Johnson featured on CNN Opinion (CNN) — In 2002, I became aware of a woman who had already served more than six years of a 25-year prison sentence. Her crime? She was addicted to codeine, and… Continue reading »


Governor Johnson’s Las Vegas schedule

July 6, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Nevada, Twitter

Details and locations of his schedule are provided below: Thursday, July 75:00pm: Governor Johnson will address the annual Two Plus Two poker party, which kicks off the first day of the World Series of Poker (Wynn Hotel, 3131 Las Vegas… Continue reading »


Back In The Pack, The Former New Mexico Governor Looks To Break Through

July 5, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, South Carolina, Twitter

From Mauldin Patch in South Carolina by Shaw Drury: On paper, Gary Johnson looks very good as a presidential candidate. He was a two-term governor of New Mexico—at a time when it was a strong Democratic majority—and boasts strong conservative… Continue reading »


We Need Another Declaration Of Independence

July 4, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Spending, Twitter

By: Governor Gary Johnson As I’ve traveled the country over the past many months, I have been known on occasion to ask crowds, given what’s going on in Washington, DC, if they want a Revolution.  Now that I am a… Continue reading »


Who Is Gary Johnson?

July 1, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Job Creation, Small Government, Twitter, YouTube

Gov. Johnson answers that question in a new web video: Help us produce more web videos like these, and ultimately put campaign ads on television: donate today!


The Iron Man Candidate

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, New Hampshire, Twitter

From The Hippo by — Amy Diaz To run for president, a candidate must have abundant reserves of energy unknown to most people. A candidate must also have a secondary passion in which he or she can retreat. President Clinton… Continue reading »