U.S. Senatorial candidate Gary Johnson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post today to discuss his campaign. He is holding the popular Post mascot Tyrone and chatting with local Republican and longtime friend JoAnn Johnson, left, and Post Advertising Manager KayLinda Crawford. Johnson, who served two terms as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, is running on the Libertarian ticket against Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich and Republican Mick Rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is now running for U.S. Senate, met with Los Alamos Daily Post staff members Friday afternoon. Johnson discussed items on his platform including balancing the federal budget and reforming Social Security.
He said that he strongly supports the laboratories and military bases in New Mexico and said both entities benefit the state.
Johnson said he is feeling good about his campaign.
“I’m sitting here optimistic that I’m going to win this race,” he said.
He pointed out that he brings his experience as governor to the table, saying, “I think I was a good steward of taxpayer money while governor.”
He said he see himself as a swing vote in the Senate. Johnson is running against Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich and Republican Mick Rich.