The Republican Field of Presidential Candidates to Widen

From Politico:

Gary Johnson will formally announce his candidacy for president in April while stumping in New Hampshire, an adviser told POLITICO.

The former New Mexico governor will skip the step of creating an exploratory committee stage, opting instead for an immediate start to his bid for the Republican nomination.

A libertarian-leaning Republican who supports gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana, Johnson occupies much of the same political space as Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who run in 2008 and is considering another bid. Starting a campaign in April could provide such backdrops as the April 15 tax day and the annual April 20 pushes for legalizing marijuana.

Johnson’s new timeline was first reported by Fox News.

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