Libertarian politician Gary Johnson is running for president a second time after winning more than a million votes in 2012.
Johnson announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination Wednesday at the New Mexico state capitol in Santa Fe.
The two-time New Mexico governor and pioneering proponent of drug decriminalization wants to wipe out the federal deficit and hold the line against spending on Medicare, Medicaid and the military.
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Johnson says he could wind up sharing the debate stage with Democratic and Republican nominees in the fall if a Libertarian Party lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission is successful.
Johnson initially ran as a Republican in 2012 before dropping out ahead of the primaries and securing the Libertarian nomination.
He won nearly 1.3 million votes, or 1 percent votes cast.