Pro-Marijuana Libertarian Gary Johnson Looks to Become Independent Swing Vote
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Latest on Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local):
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he’s jumping into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico because he wants to hold the nation’s “most powerful Senate seat” to provide an independent swing vote.
Johnson says he still supports cutting military spending but believes more military assets should be moved to New Mexico.
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His open advocacy for legalized marijuana broke mainstream 1990s political taboos and made him a national curiosity.
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