Gary Johnson bikes to rally in Santa Fe to show he’s fittest to be president

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Libertarian Gary Johnson set out to show he’s the “fittest” candidate for president Saturday — and he got quite a workout in the process bicycling all the way from Taos to his rally in Santa Fe.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson campaigned in his home state for the second weekend in a row.

“It’s really cool. It’s a big name coming to town. It’s awesome to see him out here,” said Jack White, who attended the rally.

Some came to Johnson’s rally at Santa Fe Plaza – undecided.

“Just principally that we ought to have a third voice in American politics is really exciting,” said Joshua May.

And others — already know and love Gary Johnson.

“Worked on both of his gubernatorial campaigns. I just think he’s a wonderful person. Very intelligent, wonderful,” said Dianne Dumas, a Gary Johnson supporter.

The former two-time New Mexico governor stuck to the same game plan he has throughout his campaign trail stressing why he believes it’s so important for voters to have an alternative to the two front runners.

“I hope to ruin the party for both of them. This is a two-party system that needs crashing,” said Gov. Gary Johnson.

Saturday morning Johnson hit the campaign trail — quite literally. He biked for more than 70 miles from his home north of Taos all the way to Santa Fe plaza.

“Life is about health and wellness and that’s really important,” said Johnson.

This was all in an effort to prove he’s “fittest” to be the next president of the United States.

“Fiancé rode it all together today. I know there hasn’t been a president and first lady in the history of the United States that could have done that ride today in six hours,” said Johnson.

And he said the ride was also a salute to his home state.

“Just really a celebration of New Mexico. It is fall and I’m an athlete,” said Johnson.

Johnson will be campaigning in Virginia next. The latest polling puts him in a strong third place behind Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 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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