Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who has drawn little attention with his bid for the Republican nomination for president, is dropping his GOP campaign to run for the Libertarian Party nomination.
Johnson plans to announce his candidacy for the Libertarian nomination next week, spokesman Joe Hunter said Tuesday night.
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“He is representing a viewpoint and a viewpoint that needs to be heard and he’s going to do whatever it takes to get that done,” Hunter told The Associated Press.
Johnson is fiscally conservative but supports such liberal causes as legalizing marijuana and abortion rights.
Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico’s governor, has barely registered in polls. Excluded from all but two of the GOP presidential debates, he has grown frustrated that he hasn’t earned more attention, Hunter said.
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