Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - A one-way, red-eye flight from Arizona? $500.
Filing your candidacy in New Hampshire's primary just in the nick of time? Priceless.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson successfully rushed to New Hampshire overnight Thursday after his campaign made the embarrassing realization that he might miss the state's filing deadline.
"Bottom line, we just screwed up," Johnson told members of the press who repeatedly pressed him on the near-oversight Friday.
The campaign had planned to file by proxy but realized Thursday they had left it too late. A candidate filing on the last day of the filing period must do so in person, according to the secretary of state's office.
Candidates who wish to appear on the New Hampshire ballot must file with the secretary of state by Friday. The campaign had planned to file by proxy but realized Thursday they had left it too late - a candidate can only file in person on the last day, according to Johnson.
Johnson, who had been campaigning in Arizona, boarded a flight at midnight from Phoenix and arrived in Boston around 7 a.m. Friday. He said he would return to Arizona about three hours after he filed.
The soft-spoken governor claimed ultimate responsibility for the error.
"I don't want for a second for anyone to think that we didn't screw up," Johnson said.