Gary Johnson, Libertarian nominee for President, continues to try and sway supporters of Ron Paul to support him in the general election. Despite similar views, Johnson will likely not receive Paul’s endorsement.
Over the weekend, organizers of the Paul Festival, an event bringing speakers, rock bands and entertainers together in Tampa from Aug. 24-26 — right before the Republican convention — announced that Johnson will be taking part in their festivities. Johnson’s running mate, Jim Gray — a trial court judge based out of Orange County, Calif., who has been a sharp critic of the drug laws — will also be speaking at the Paul Festival.
In a statement released over the weekend, Johnson said he hoped his two terms as governor, when he won national attention for his fiscal discipline and opposition to the drug laws, would help appeal to supporters across party lines.
“I am grateful and excited to receive an invitation from Paul Festival and look forward to joining such a great gathering for liberty,” said Johnson. “I proudly stand by my record as a governor who united voters from all parties and beliefs.”
“Governor Johnson’s attendance furthers Paul Festival’s goal to band together against the political establishment,” said Bryan Simeon, the chief organizer of Paul Festival. “Gary Johnson spent a career unifying both the left and right and and fighting to allow all voices to be heard.”
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Gary Johnson is the former two term Governor of New Mexico, and is currently running for President.