Libertarian Candidate Hopes To Pick Up NW Paul Supporters

Mar 16, 2012

The four remaining candidates for the GOP presidential nomination get most of the political attention. But one Libertarian Party hopeful made a swing through the Northwest Friday.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson says he's hoping to pick up supporters from Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

"Potentially, I do see this as changing the world a little bit," Johnson says. "Where does that Ron Paul support go when he ends up not winning the nomination, which I don't think he's going to."

Johnson spoke at a Salem news conference. He left the Republican Party late last year to seek the Libertarian nomination. The Libertarian Party will choose its presidential nominee at a convention in May near Las Vegas.

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