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Johnson Announces Candidacy



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Former New Mexico Republican governor Gary Johnson announced in New Hampshire this morning that he was running for president. From his remarks:

I’m a fix-it man. … Within two terms, I’d eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit and cut the rate of state government growth in half while reducing the state workforce by over 10%, without laying off a single qualified state worker. Saying no to waste, corruption and political games is easier than you think. During my two terms I vetoed 750 pieces of bad, unnecessary and wasteful legislation, and used the line-item veto to save millions of dollars.  I was called “Governor Veto,” and accepted that nickname proudly. 

America needs a ‘President Veto’ right now — someone who will say ‘no’ to insane spending and stop the madness that has become Washington. That’s why I am here today to announce that I’m running for President of the United States.



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