GOV. GARY JOHNSON WINS LIBERTARIAN PARTY NOMINATIONMay 6, 2012Posted in Blog, News
May 5, 2012, Las Vegas NV – Gaining more than 70% of the vote on the first ballot, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson Saturday earned the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States. As the Libertarian nominee, Johnson is expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Accepting the nomination, Johnson said, “Millions of Americans want and deserve the opportunity to vote for a candidate in November who will get us out of the war in Afghanistan immediately, truly cut federal spending, end the failed war on drugs, repeal the Patriot Act, and support marriage equality. I am excited to offer that option: A proven fiscal conservative, a proven defender of civil liberties, and an advocate for social tolerance.”
Jim Gray, retired Judge of the California Superior Court, was nominated as the party’s candidate for Vice-President. Gary was endorsed by Governor Johnson.
The Libertarian National convention is being held in Las Vegas, NV, and concludes Sunday, May 6.