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Like A Hurricane: My New Hampshire Marathon

August 31, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, New Hampshire, News, Small Government, YouTube

The nine-day campaign “marathon” is complete. I’m in New York now, resting up and preparing for a full day of media appearances tomorrow. Here’s a quick recap of the past week’s events: Tuesday morning we left the north country and… Continue reading »


Is The Presidential Debate Stage Too Small To Include Gary Johnson?

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

August, 31, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT - “If the Reagan library doesn’t have room for Gary Johnson at next week’s debate, maybe they need a bigger stage”, says Johnson campaign senior advisor Ron Nielson. According to the most recent… Continue reading »


Fox’s Neil Cavuto Tells Gary Johnson: “The System’s Screwing You”

August 30, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, News, YouTube

Fox’s Neil Cavuto Tells Gary Johnson: “The System’s Screwing You.” Watch below:


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Releases Web Ad On GOP Primary Field

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Liberty, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

August 30, 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico - Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson today released his latest web ad, this one discussing the GOP primary field. The web ad, “Don’t Get Fooled,” deals with how to have a revolution in the… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Releases Web Ad On Defense Policy

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Foreign Policy, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Spending

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson today released a web ad discussing defense policy and calling for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Governor Johnson also strongly opposes the latest war in Libya. Governor Johnson commented, “We will only achieve a… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Calls For 43% Reduction In Defense Spending

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Foreign Policy, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Spending, Twitter

August 30, 2011, New York, NY - Saying it is “fantasy” to suggest a balanced U.S. budget can be achieved without deep reductions in military spending, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson is proposing more than $300 billion in cuts… Continue reading »


Johnson Leads Santorum And Huntsman, Ties Cain In Latest CNN Poll, But Excluded From NBC/Politico Debate

August 29, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Twitter

August 29, 2011, SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A nation-wide poll conducted August 24-25 and released Monday by CNN/ORC shows former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is supported for the Republican presidential nomination by 2% of respondents, ahead of Jon… Continue reading »


Johnson Impresses Salem Voters

Posted in Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Liberty, New Hampshire, Small Government, Spending

From SalemNHPatch By: Jake O’Donnell Voters came away impressed with what former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson had to say Friday as he ramps up his 2012 GOP presidential campaign. One voter and Greater Salem Rotary Club member likened Johnson’s… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Says Liberty is in Peril

August 26, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Liberty, New Hampshire, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From The Concord Patch By: Dan Tuohy Long days. Delays. Struggling to get his message heard when the major networks all but ignore him. But the real rigors of the campaign trail for Gary Johnson? Airports. Or, as Johnson calls… Continue reading »


GOP Longshot Gary Johnson Visits Derry

August 25, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, New Hampshire, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From Eagle Tribune By John Toole DERRY — Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is in the middle of a nine-day campaign swing through New Hampshire trying to raise his profile and standing in the GOP presidential primary field. About… Continue reading »


Johnson Mingles In Concord

August 24, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Liberty, Small Government, Spending

From The Concord Monitor by Meg Heckman Gary Johnson vetoed hundreds of bills during his eight years as governor of New Mexico, so many that the local media dubbed him “Mr. Veto,” but the piece of legislation that he remembers… Continue reading »


New Web Ad: Cup Of Liberty

August 23, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Liberty, News, Small Government, Spending, Twitter, YouTube

A new web video released by Governor Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign asks: “Is your liberty worth the cost of a cup of coffee?” The video, one of several to be released over the next several days, is a direct appeal… Continue reading »


A Great Day in the New Hampshire “North Country”

August 22, 2011Posted in Uncategorized

Wow, today has been a really fascinating and productive day in northern New Hampshire. The first stop was the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin, a former logging camp that has been turned into a museum. The staff was incredibly… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson’s job growth tops that of Rick Perry

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

August 22, 2011, Santa Fe, NM - According to an article published in The Daily Caller, job growth in New Mexico during the tenure of former Governor and Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson tops that of Texas under Governor Rick Perry…. Continue reading »


My 9-day New Hampshire “Marathon” Begins

August 21, 2011Posted in Uncategorized

My plane from DC was delayed and then canceled Friday night, so the “marathon” almost got off to a late start. Fortunately, I was able to get to the New Hampshire Young Republicans’ Lobster Bake in time to enjoy it,… Continue reading »


Johnson Has Good Showing In New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll

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

Gov. Gary Johnson had a good showing in this weekend’s New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll, finishing fifth out of 14 names, with 6%. Foster’s Daily Democrat has the story.


“Gary Johnson Bets Big on New Hampshire” - Reason Magazine

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

From Reason Magazine: Can a nice guy finish first in the Live Free or Die State? Republican Gary Johnson hopes so. “I’m putting my chips on the table in New Hampshire,” the former two-term governor of New Mexico said today… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Addresses The National Press Club

August 20, 2011Posted in Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, Liberty, News, Small Government, Twitter

Yesterday, presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson addressed the National Press Club in DC, where he laid out his vision for fixing the nation’s economy and restoring individual liberty. See the video here.


Gary Johnson: Social issues are not going to win the White House

August 19, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Spending, Twitter

August, 19, 2011, WASHINGTON, DC - In a speech Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson criticized the “social conservative fringe” of the Republican Party, saying “There is no… Continue reading »


Dear Republican Party: Talk Economics, Not Social Issues

Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

From The Huffington Post By: Governor Gary Johnson Will the Republican Party be able to capture the White House in 2012? I believe the answer to that question will be found in how we as a party present solutions to… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson returns to New Hampshire for nine day “marathon” campaign visit, August 20-28

August 17, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, New Hampshire, Twitter

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson will return to New Hampshire for a nine day “marathon” campaign visit August 20-28. He will begin with an appearance at the New Hampshire Young Republicans’ Lobster Bake in New Castle, and in the eight days… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: Don’t count me out of presidential race

August 16, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

By Steve Terrel From The Santa Fe New Mexican The candidate was dressed in bicycle shorts. Indeed, Gary Johnson had just been on a bike ride before stopping at the state Capitol for an informal chat with some Roundhouse reporters…. Continue reading »


“Put your head down, get pedaling and suck it up” - Denver Post

August 15, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, News, Twitter

The Denver Post recently published an article on Gov. Gary Johnson’s participation in Colorado’s Leadville 100 biking competition: Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson chose to spend a little time in the saddle above Leadville than… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Tests Role Of Ames Straw Poll

Posted in Blog, Event, Gov. Gary Johnson, Small Government, Twitter

By  Meghan Malloy from The Washington Independent Several 2012 GOP candidates have released official statements following Sunday’s announcement by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty that his campaign would be ending following its third place finish at the Ames Straw Poll —… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson a ‘Leadman’ Again

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

Over the weekend, presidential candidate Gary Johnson once again completed the brutal Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado. It was the 8th time he has competed in the famous 100 mile race, solidifying his status as a ‘Leadman’.  Well-known… Continue reading »


The Debate The Republican Party Needs To Have

Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Interview, Issue, Spending, Twitter

From The Daily Caller By Gov. Gary Johnson Let’s face it. Presidential debates — especially primary debates — are significant only to the extent that differences among candidates emerge. For Republicans this cycle, they tend to largely be contests to… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: Pawlenty Should Be Applauded For A Great Effort; Too Early To Be Picking Winners And Losers

August 14, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Iowa, News, Twitter

Gov. Gary Johnson’s statement on the withdrawal of Gov. Tim Pawlenty from the 2012 presidential race: “Governor Pawlenty’s decision to end his campaign is his to make, and I respect that decision. He and his many supporters have put forth… Continue reading »


Poll Finds Governor Gary Johnson Tied With Huntsman And Gingrich

August 12, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, News, Twitter

McClatchy-Marist poll this week finds Gary Johnson tied with Huntsman, Gingrich among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. From McClatchy Newspapers, August 9: “Among candidates or possible candidates, the McClatchy-Marist poll found these choices by Republicans and Republican-leaving independents: * Romney, 21… Continue reading »


Johnson Calls For Ending Prohibition To Curb Border Violence

August 9, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Marijuana Decriminalization, Marijuana Legalization, News, Twitter

August 9, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – Calling “U.S. Legalizes Marijuana” the potential headline Mexican drug cartels fear the most, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson maintains that growing violence along the U.S. – Mexico border is largely a “prohibition”… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson To Ride In 100-mile Leadville Mountain Bike Race

Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, Twitter

August 9, 2011, Santa Fe, NM - Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will be participating in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race Saturday, August 13. The challenging 100-mile course begins and ends in Leadville, Colorado, elevation 10,200 ft. An avid skier,… Continue reading »


Making The Case For Real Reform In New Hampshire

August 7, 2011Posted in News, Uncategorized

It’s been another great couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. Thursday morning we started off with a nice breakfast at Cityside Grille in Concord, where I chatted with Roland, the owner, about the difficulties of trying… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson Says Credit Downgrade Is Bad, Reasons For It Worse

August 6, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, News, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson released the following statement regarding the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by S&P: “Losing our AAA credit rating is obviously bad. The reasons for it are much worse, much more important, and not complicated. Everyone… Continue reading »


Johnson Campaign: Ames Straw Poll Not What We Are About

August 5, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Iowa, New Hampshire, Twitter

Manchester, NH — The Gary Johnson for President campaign announced today that Governor Johnson will not be traveling to Iowa next week and will not participate in the Ames Straw Poll. Announcing the decision, Ron Nielson, senior campaign advisor, said, … Continue reading »


The Telegraph: Meet Gary Johnson, The Most Libertarian Candidate Ever To Seek The US Presidency

Posted in Afghanistan, Blog, Facebook, Foreign Policy, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, Liberty, Marijuana Decriminalization, Marijuana Legalization, News, Small Government, Spending, Twitter

British MEP Daniel Hannan writes a glowing review of Gov. Johnson’s record, in Britain’s Telegraph: Here’s someone you might not yet know about, a sea-green incorruptible who is surely the most anti-government candidate ever to have sought the GOP presidential… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Calls For Fair Tax While Visiting New Hampshire Business Incubator

August 4, 2011Posted in Facebook, FairTax, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, New Hampshire, Twitter

August 4, 2011, Manchester, NH – Meeting Thursday with small business owners at the Amoskeag Business Incubator in Manchester, NH, Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson called for abolishing the current income and payroll tax system and… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson To Speak At The National Press Club Luncheon August 19

August 3, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Liberty, Twitter

August 3, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – Presidential candidate Gary Johnson will address the National Press Club luncheon Friday, August 19th in Washington DC discussing individual liberties as they relate to the Republican Party. The topic and title of Governor… Continue reading »


Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Returns To New Hampshire, August 4-6

August 2, 2011Posted in Blog, Gov. Gary Johnson, New Hampshire, Twitter

Aug. 2, 2011, Santa Fe, NM - Presidential candidate Gary Johnson will return to New Hampshire August 4-6 to promote his ideas for balancing the federal budget, restoring the value of the dollar, reforming the tax system, and strengthening America’s… Continue reading »


Gary Johnson: “Debt deal kicking the can down the road”

August 1, 2011Posted in Blog, Debt Ceiling, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Spending

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson released the following statement regarding the Debt Limit increase agreement. “The sound America is hearing today is the sound of the can being kicked down the road — again. The result of this agreement is that… Continue reading »