In response to my inquiry,
Would anyone from the campaign like to officially deny for the record rumors that Gary Johnson is planning on switching to the Libertarian Party race? If the rumors are true, I understand you can’t confirm them and I understand why. However, if the rumors are not true, we can publish a denial. I have been told that some of your campaign staffers have publicly denied the rumors on facebook, but I haven’t been able to track it down.
I have received the following:
While Gov. Johnson respects the Libertarian Party for its activism on behalf of liberty, he has zero interest in running as an independent or third party candidate. Gov. Johnson has confirmed on multiple occasions that he will not be a third party or independent candidate for any office, nor has he been sending out any “feelers” regarding the possibility of doing so. Gov. Johnson is focused on winning the Republican presidential nomination. He will do just that by building momentum in the great state of New Hampshire, where he is already impressing Granite State voters with his unparalleled resumé and his bold plan to present a balanced budget in 2013, bring the troops home, and stand against attempts to infringe upon the individual liberties of Americans who may have a different sexual orientation, religion, or nation of origin.
You can quote me.
Gary Johnson 2012
See previous IPR coverage of the rumors: