Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Heading off an embarrassing blunder, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will file his paperwork for candidacy in New Hampshire's primary Friday - the day of the filing deadline.
Johnson almost missed his chance to appear on the first-in-the-nation primary ballot. When the campaign realized Thursday that Johnson's paperwork was in danger of not being filed, the governor took a plane up from Arizona so he could sign the papers in person, according to press spokesman Elizabeth Renda.
(CNN) - While most Republican presidential candidates will disperse throughout early presidential nominating states this week, Gary Johnson will be 10,200 feet above sea level in Colorado.
The former New Mexico governor and avid outdoorsman will participate in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race Saturday, a 100-mile course that begins and ends in the Central Colorado city, according to his campaign.
Washington (CNN) - Getting politicians to keep their answers short is tough. On Wednesday, six of them will be forced to by the confines of Twitter.
In what's being billed as "groundbreaking," six of the 10 major Republican presidential candidates will participate in a Twitter presidential debate. They will answer questions in 140 characters or less. That, of course, is the maximum number of characters allowed per tweet. Organizers of the debate say they will allow the candidates to type multiple tweets - but that short answers are still encouraged.
Washington (CNN) - Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said Thursday his path to victory for the Republican presidential nomination is predicated on a strong showing in New Hampshire, the early primary state that can make or break a bid for the White House.
Johnson, who is polling in the low single digits in national polls, said he's not necessarily skipping Iowa, the first state to weigh in on the 2012 GOP nomination, but acknowledged his centrist views on social issues will not play very well in the Hawkeye State.
(CNN) – As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week, mostly in presidential contest states.
– Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann: Columbia, South Carolina: Tea Party rally
– Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain: Chicago, Illinois: Tea Party rally