Libertarians name former Republican governor as presidential pick

Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, pictured on May 9, 2016, won the presidential nomination of the Libertarian PartyGary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, on Sunday won the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, a sliver group hoping to make an outsized impact in this election year. A self-made businessman who worked as New Mexico governor to lower taxes and reduce bureaucracy, he pushed for the legalization of marijuana. In 2012, he was the Libertarian candidate, garnering 1.2 million votes, the party’s best showing ever.

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