Gary Johnson, former New Mexico Governor to run for president in 2012

By on Apr 22, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced on Thursday, April 21, 2011, that he will run for president in 2012, and stressed out that he is qualified to be the next American president.

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According to US news sites on Thursday, Republican Gary Johnson announced his presidential bid at the New Hampshire State House in Concord.

Johnson, 58, a two-term New Mexico governor, told reports that his resume passes the criteria of the next President of the United States, challenging President Barack Obama who announced earlier that he will seek re-election in 2012.

“I have the qualifications, the ability and the know-how to do the job. I also have a track record,” Gary Johnson was quoted as saying, noting that he will seek nomination from the Republican Party.

Gary Johnson served as New Mexico governor from 1995 to 2003, where he won his second term in 1998, and was known for his push to lower the taxes as well as the government spending.

He founded one of the largest companies in New Mexico, and in 2009, he founded Our America Initiative, a nonprofit political advocacy committee that promotes common-sense business approaches to governing.

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