Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign
The 2016 presidential campaign of Gary Johnson, the 29th Governor of New Mexico, was announced on January 6, 2016. He officially won the nomination on May 29, 2016, at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida. Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld was endorsed by Johnson for the Libertarian vice-presidential nomination. Johnson and Weld formed the first ticket of any party to feature two governors since the 1948 presidential election.
About Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign in brief
The 2016 presidential campaign of Gary Johnson, the 29th Governor of New Mexico, was announced on January 6, 2016. He officially won the nomination on May 29, 2016, at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida. Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld was endorsed by Johnson for the Libertarian vice-presidential nomination. Johnson and Weld formed the first ticket of any party to feature two governors since the 1948 presidential election. They received 3. 28% of the vote, totaling nearly 4. 5 million, dwarfing Johnson’s 2012 popular vote total and marking the Libertarians’ most successful presidential run to date. Johnson’s campaign attracted increased attention as a possible vehicle for the Stop Trump movement’s votes in the general election, once Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Johnson ran as the Libertarian presidential nominee in the 2012 election. In that race, he finished with the third highest popular votetotal, nearly 1. 3 million votes, and garnered nearly 1% ofthe popular vote. Shortly after the election, Johnson began to express interest in running for thetarian nomination again in the 2016 election. On May 18, Johnson announced that he had chosen former Republican Massachusetts governor William Weld to be his running mate. On the first ballot of the 2016 Libertarian National convention on May29, 2016,. Johnson earned 49. 5% of. the vote. On the second ballot, he win the nomination with 55. 8% of a vote. On August 12, a pro-Johnson political action committee, Deserves Better America, began running television ads in Maine, Maine, and Nevada.
The following day, about 500 people turned out to a rally at an event in Reno, Nevada. In August, Johnson’s poll numbers began to approach the 15% threshold necessary to make him the first third party candidate in recent history to participate in the fall Presidential debates. On June 22, Johnson and William Weld returned to CNN for a nationally televised Town Hall hosted by CNN. It was viewed by over 1.1 million people. On September 5, about 1.5 million people attended a rally in Nevada. On October 5, Johnson attended a rallies in Nevada, Nevada, and New Hampshire, where he was greeted by thousands of supporters. On November 6, he attended an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where about 1,000 people turned up to support him. On December 6, Johnson was in a debate with Austin Petersen and John McAfee, along with other Libertarian candidates, on the Fox Business Network show Stossel’s Show. On March 29, 2015, Johnson participated in the first nationally televised pre-nomination convention Libertarian Party presidential debate, hosted by John Stossels. On April 1 and 8 at 9: 00 Eastern Time, Johnson attended the two-hour debate on John StOSsel’s show Storsel. Johnson won the Libertarian Party of Minnesota caucus with 76% ofThe Libertarian Party primary with 42%. On March 15, 2016 he won the North Carolina Libertarian primary. Johnson said that he would be the only third party able to place its nominee on the ballot in all 50 states.