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Gary Johnson, Libertarian Candidate, Talks Possible Romney Endorsement

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By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 08:55 AM

Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, said former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is considering endorsing him and running mate William Weld.

"I think he's considering the possibility of doing this, of actually endorsing the two of us," Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.

Romney said he would "get to know Gary Johnson better and see if he's someone who I could end up voting for," CNN reported last month.



At the time, Romney said that he would have no trouble voting for the two if the ticket were reversed with Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, on top. Weld once fundraised for Romney, and Romney — also a former governor of Massachusetts — has criticized Johnson's support of marijuana legalization.

Weld said they wouldn't push the issue with Romney until they reach 15 percent in polling, the threshold for participating the general election debates.

"I can almost guarantee you if we get to 15, we're going to get to 20 percent and at that point we are extremely dangerous as a ticket," Weld told CNN. "Nobody can say we didn't change our states. We succeeded Democratic governors and we cleaned up the fiscal mess and we're socially tolerant."

He added that Marvin and Jonathan Bush are supporting them.

Marvin Bush, an investment manager and youngest of George H.W. Bush’s four sons, criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump in an interview with The Sports Junkies on Wednesday morning, CBS DC reported.

"Well that’s why I’m voting Libertarian. A hundred percent," Marvin Bush said. "And so these two guys — nobody knows about them, people think I’m sort of a wasted vote — both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful two-term governors who balanced their budgets, so they’re fiscally conservative, and their essential message is ‘get bureaucracy off our backs,’ which used to be a part of what the Republicans believed."

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