Former NM Gov. Johnson: GOP Prez Candidate Out of Left Field

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 02:57 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson doesn’t exactly conform to the views of most of his fellow Republicans. He wants to see U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq and favors abortion rights as well as legalizing marijuana.

Gary Johnson, GOP, president, 2012Some of those positions would make him an outlier even among Democrats. But that’s not stopping him from running for president. Johnson is scheduled to announce his bid Thursday on the steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol in Concord, The Hill reports.

He brags that he vetoed 750 bills during his eight-year tenure as governor — more vetoes than all of the nation’s other governors put together. That makes him a predecessor to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Johnson tells The Hill.

“This is what I was doing before it was politically vogue,” he said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Columnist Matt Lewis: Obama's 'Checked Out' of His Job

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 15:35 PM

President Barack Obama has already left his job emotionally, and doesn't care enough to fake it as he's no longer worr . . .

Perdue: Nunn 'Not Prepared' to Deal With Real Issues

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 12:43 PM

Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat M . . .

Braley Drops Two Obama Campaign Pros in Iowa Race

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 12:15 PM

Iowa Democrat Senate candidate Bruce Braley has dumped two Obama campaign veterans from his team, quietly hiring replace . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved