Pro-pot politician Gary Johnson announced Wednesday he will seek the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
Johnson, a former two-term GOP governor of New Mexico who was the Libertarian nominee in 2012, made the announcement in an interview on Fox Business Network.
Johnson pitched himself as the fiscally conservative-socially liberal alternative to the Democrats and Republicans in the race. He also shrugged off criticism that he would pull votes from Republicans in the running, saying “it’s just not the case.”
“When it comes to Libertarians, Libertarians draw as many votes from Democrats as they do Republicans and like I said, I do believe crony capitalism is alive and well,” Johnson said. “It’s Democrats and Republicans who contribute to that.”
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