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Gary Johnson launches Libertarian bid

• Emily Schultheis, Politico
Gary Johnson switched his registration to Libertarian and kicked off his campaign for the party’s nomination for president Wednesday at a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M. “I’m doing this today because this is an agenda that I think resonates with most Americans, and it’s an agenda that’s not being addressed by either party,” Johnson said at an event in front of the state Capitol building he presided over for two terms as governor. “I think we have a unique opportunity in this country to actually fix the problems that face us all, but it’s not going to be business as usual.” Johnson, who’s long been committed to the libertarian ideology, quit the Republican nomination race after failing to gain much traction. The candidate focused all his energy on his New Hampshire ground game, but didn’t move in the polls and didn’t qualify for all but two debates. At the event, Johnson expressed his frustration with both major parties, particularly the Republican Party that threw little

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