It's official...the votes are in
January 31st, 2013
11:42 AM ET
3 weeks ago

It's official...the votes are in

(CNN) - Mitt Romney may have lost the presidential race to President Barack Obama, but he can find some comfort in knowing that he beat at least 68 other Americans who received votes for president in November. In fact, 2.2 million voters cast their ballots for someone other than Obama or Romney, comprising 1.7% of the total vote.

Among those who received votes: Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson placed third with nearly 1.3 million votes; Green Party nominee Jill Stein placed fourth with more than 469,000 votes; and former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party nominee, placed fifth with more than 122,000 votes.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Gary Johnson • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Ron Paul
October 26th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Johnson: Libertarianism is 'fast growing segment'

(CNN) - Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson weighed in Friday on his potential impact on the 2012 presidential race during an interview with CNN's "Newsroom."

"Where are the majority of Americans being represented by either of these two (parties). And I'll just tell you from my viewpoint, what I'm representing is the fastest growing segment of American politics today. The whole Libertarian movement," he said. "We'll see what happens on Election Day."


Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Libertarian Party
Little-known candidates could harm Romney, Obama bids
October 25th, 2012
02:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Little-known candidates could harm Romney, Obama bids

Washington (CNN) – Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode have no chance of winning the November 6 presidential election, but the two "third-party" candidates could have an impact on who does.

Together, Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Goode of the Constitution Party are in position to siphon a few thousand votes from Republican Mitt Romney and perhaps President Barack Obama in some of the handful of battleground states considered up for grabs and therefore decisive in determining the winner.

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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Mitt Romney • President Obama
The other candidates, the other debate
Jill Stein (Green Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) are among the third party presidential candidates debating tonight.
October 23rd, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

The other candidates, the other debate

(CNN) – On Tuesday night presidential candidates will lock horns in a debate in Chicago. The participants are not Republican or Democrat. They're third party candidates.

At tonight's debate: Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party), all of whom have received little attention during this election. They're working to change that by pushing a message that focuses on issues that they believe are being ignored by Democrats and Republicans.

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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Libertarian Party • Presidential Debates
Johnson campaign claims debate victory, sort of
October 4th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Johnson campaign claims debate victory, sort of

Washington (CNN) - Not invited to participate? No problem. Just declare yourself the winner.

Following last night's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson's campaign did just that in an email to supporters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Presidential Debate
Spoiler alert: Poll finds small following for Libertarian candidate
September 10th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Spoiler alert: Poll finds small following for Libertarian candidate

Washington (CNN) – Gary Johnson's poll numbers may not give him much-of-a shot at winning the presidency, but in the latest CNN/ORC Poll, he is registering enough of a following to possibly tip the balance in an increasingly close election.

Three percent of likely voters responded that they would vote for Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate for president, in November. That number is slightly higher among registered voters, with 4% identifying with the former governor of New Mexico.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC poll • Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson wins Libertarian Party presidential nomination
May 5th, 2012
07:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian Party presidential nomination

(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson won and accepted the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party on Saturday, which his campaign said earns him a spot on November ballots in all 50 states.

Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico and business owner, won the nomination with more than 70% of the vote at the party convention in Las Vegas. He entered the Libertarian primary race after dropping his 2012 Republican bid in late December.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Nevada
Johnson urges Iowa backers to caucus for Paul
December 31st, 2011
09:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Johnson urges Iowa backers to caucus for Paul

(CNN) – Gary Johnson, who announced this week he was withdrawing from the 2012 Republican race to seek the Libertarian presidential nomination, urged his Iowa supporters Saturday to back Ron Paul in Tuesday's caucuses.

Libertarians have long identified with Paul's views, which espouse limited American military involvement abroad and a reduced role for government at home.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Iowa • Ron Paul
'Liberated' Gary Johnson seeks Libertarian nomination
December 28th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

'Liberated' Gary Johnson seeks Libertarian nomination

(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced his intention to seek the Libertarian nomination for president Wednesday.

Calling his choice "both a difficult decision-and an easy one," in a statement, Johnson decried the Republican presidential nomination process and pledged to bring a "libertarian voice" to the 2012 race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson
Johnson to run as Libertarian Party candidate
December 20th, 2011
08:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Johnson to run as Libertarian Party candidate

(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson told supporters he will seek the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, a campaign source confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

Johnson has been running for president on the Republican ticket since April but has struggled to break above the low single digits in poll numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gary Johnson • Libertarian Party • New Mexico
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