Former NM Gov is Little Known but Has Big Ideas

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson may
not be well-known nationally, but he's considering a run for
president.

Last week, the two-term Republican governor made his second trip
to Iowa. He's visited New Hampshire four times.

Both states are key to presidential candidates because they kick
off the nominating process.

Johnson acknowledges he's little known but says his libertarian
views could be what voters are seeking.

He wants to cut taxes and slash spending, including reductions
to Medicare and Medicaid. He also supports legalizing marijuana and
allowing civil unions for gays and lesbians.

Johnson says politicians don't understand the depth of voter
anger that has given radically different candidate a chance of
winning.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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