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Election 101: Who is Gary Johnson?

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Gary Johnson, popular former GOP governor of New Mexico meets with the Orange County Register's editorial board at the newspaper's Santa Ana, Calif. headquarters on May 19, 2010. Mr. Johnson announced on April 21 that he would run for president in 2012.

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9. What is his political experience?

Johnson’s only political experience was serving as New Mexico’s 29th governor (1995-2003). The former businessman ran on a low-tax, small-government, anti-crime platform and was reelected governor in the mostly-blue state. He set a gubernatorial record of 750 vetoes, earning him the nickname “Gov. No.”

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