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CONTENDERS Gary Johnson to Run for President Jim Cole / AP Photo

Gary Johnson to Run for President

The pro-pot candidate has entered the 2012 presidential race— a day after 4/20 (maybe he was otherwise engaged yesterday?). Gary Johnson, a Republican and former governor of New Mexico, said in New Hampshire Thursday morning that he was entering the fray. A staunch libertarian, Johnson also backed lower taxes during his term as governor in addition to his more famous views on drug legalization. His positions are perhaps even more libertarian than Rep. Ron Paul, another possible GOP candidate—and Johnson is likely to fill a similar dark-horse slot in the field.

April 21, 2011 9:53 AM