Gary Johnson

Fighting the Debate Monopoly

September 29, 2015, Washington, DC – 2012 presidential candidates Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian and Green parties and their vice-presidential candidates, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, DC, today charging that the exclusion of qualified candidates from the general election presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) violates federal anti-trust laws.

The lawsuit is funded by the Our America Initiative, a not-for-profit advocacy organization, through their Fair Debates project, It was filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by the Our America Initiative’s attorney Bruce Fein, who served as Associate Deputy Attorney General and General Counsel to the Federal Communications Commission under the Reagan Administration.

Via Fair Debates lawsuit filed against Commission on Presidential Debates @ Independent Political Report.

Link to complaint.

Gov. Gary Johnson disappointed with a million votes, considers end of political career

Although he received over a million votes – more than any candidate in Libertarian Party history – 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson professes ‘disappointment’ with his vote total, and is considering retiring from politics. It’s a matter of perspective, one supposes: a million is still a large number, even in America. Via Independent Political Report.

Libertarians Double 2008 Vote Share

Highlights from the national Libertarian Party: Top 3 States for Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray New Mexico – 3.5% of the Vote Montana – 2.9% of the Vote Alaska – 2.5% of the Vote…. ‘It’s a great day to be a Libertarian,’ said Harry Browne. ‘Gov. Gary Johnson, Judge Jim Gray, and our…

Johnson satisfied with presidential run, silent on future bid

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he’s satisfied with his 2012 run, but he is keeping quiet on whether he’ll take another shot at the White House or another elective office. “Ours is a mission accomplished,” Johnson told “We put a true small-government, individual-freedom option on the ballot in virtually every state and have…

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Pennsylvania, the GOP hired a private detective who went to canvassers’ homes and flashed his old FBI badge before questioning the signatures they collected, a lawyer for Johnson’s campaign alleged. The state GOP and the investigator denied doing anything improper. (On Oct. 10 a judge decided that Johnson will be on the Pennsylvania ballot.) The…

A Suggestion for Republicans: Consider Gary Johnson

Fortunately, we do have a Presidential Candidate running that actually stands for limited government principles: Gary Johnson. And he’s got a track record to back it up. As a two term Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson vetoed 750 bills, which was about 1/3rd of all bills requiring his signature. He held the line on…