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Gary Johnson, Libertarian Candidate for 2012 Presidential elections

Mr. Johnson, a former Governor of New Mexico, is the nominee of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States in the 2012 elections.

General Information

Name: Mr. Gary Johnson
Age : 59
Place of residence : Taos, N.M.

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : University of New Mexico
Degree : Bachelor's Degree
Year of graduation : 1975

Employment Information

Job titles held : 
Door-to-Door Handyman
Business Owner, Big J Enterprises
Founder/Chairman, Our America Initiative

Political Information

Party affiliation : Libertarian
Running for a: Federal office
Running for position: President of the United States
Incumbent: No
First elected: 1994
Previous elective offices : Governor, N.M.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None.

Party HQ

Address 731 E South Temple
              Salt Lake City
              Utah 84102

URLs

Website : http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
Twitter : www.http://twitter.com/govgaryjohnson
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/govgaryjohnson/
Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/user/govgaryjohnson

Jessie F. Wilkins September 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM
A note of caution here: Don’t give any money to Gary Johnson;s Libertarian campaign for President. Johnson’s campaign report shows that all funds, including $1.8million raised by Johnson and $300,000 in federal matching funds have gone to campaign consultant Ron Nielson. But there are no TV ads, no cable ads, no real campaign! Ron Nielson is ripping-off the Gary Johnson campaign! Second thoughts are in order for a candidate who is clueless about his campaign funds being pocketed by his own campaign consultant.
Deborah Espie September 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM
There is a real campaign; here in Ohio Gov. Johnson is polling at 10% despite the fact that most Americans don't know who he is. Gov. Johnson is a fiscal hawk, has been raising limited funds and spending them very wisely. Why don't you advertise yourself, tell us who you are and why we should listen to you?
Steve Newton September 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
There is in fact a real campaign. There are thousands upon thousands of signs, flyers, bumper stickers, and banners. The two candidates have been flying and driving around the country nonstop for the past three months (witness the continuing college/university tour going on now). The first radio ads have been purchased in key states. Multiple internet video ads have been produced. Mr. Wilkins apparently believes that $2.1 million (the total of the funds he mentions) should have Gary Johnson on television nationwide. This is plainly his failure to understand the cost of all this: even if 100% of all those funds had been used for television ads, between production costs and the actual rates charged by TV stations, fewer than 1% of the American public would have ever gotten to see any of them. As for Ron Nielson ripping off the Governor, you plainly don't know that the two of them have been working together since the 1990s, that Nielson has spearheaded his other successful campaigns. Nielson's company is providing the base organizational structure that runs the campaign, like "Obama for America" provides the similar structure for the President's re-election effort. Next time, Mr. Wilkins, try to get your facts straight and understand what things cost before you start making such charges.
Juanita Billings September 30, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Mr. Wilkins, are you aware that the average cost of a 30-second TV ad is approximately $200,000? Given the Governor's record of fiscal conservancy, it makes sense that his timeline is much shorter than the Big Money candidates. You are suggesting that the thousands of activists who support Governor Veto and The Judge are being manipulated. Well, we are, and we're tired of it, which is what makes this campaign totally legit.

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