Gary Johnson holds campaign rally in Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans got a chance to see and hear from Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson Saturday.

With the Trump campaign under fire and the November election just a month out, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson saw an opportunity. He spent the day at UNM rallying support in a state where he’s polled well.

A lot of the conversation today was about the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. Johnson referenced lewd comments about women from 2005 that are sparking controversy.

“I think he has said 150 things that would disqualify anyone else from being President of the United States, but I think this one does go over the top.”

Many supporters showed up to make sure their voice was heard, even those that were too young to vote.

“I would vote for him, but I can’t because I’m not old enough and I know that the next time, the next four years I will vote for him,” said Jonas Myers.

During the rally, Johnson touted his fiscally conservative, socially liberal platform, getting a bigger cheer for his stance on pot.

“Legalization of marijuana, look, you want to use marijuana to take the edge off of the day, have at it.”

Johnson didn’t shy away from his own campaign controversies, like not knowing what an interviewer was talking about when asked about the Syrian city of Aleppo. He added on that he doesn’t think it disqualifies him from getting people’s votes.

“The process is riddled with failure, hey give up, or get a smile on your face deal with it.”

He closed his rally by making one last promise.

“I’m making a pledge as getting elected President of the United States, I will be the most frugal President of the United States ever elected.”

The former New Mexico Governor held a campaign rally at 3 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building. It was open to the public.

Johnson’s running mate Gov. Bill Weld also held a rally at town hall in Maine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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