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    Libertarian Gary Johnson Bringing in the Big Bucks

    Libertarian Gary Johnson Bringing in the Big Bucks

    Raised over $2 million in the first two weeks of August.

    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld has pulled in more than $2.9 million since the beginning of August. From The Wall Street Journal:

    The campaign ran an online “money bomb” asking supporters to donate $15 by Aug. 15 with a goal of raising $1.5 million. It reported that more than 90,000 people contributed an average of $32 in support of the Libertarian candidate—nearly double its goal.

    More and more people have switched to Johnson this time around as citizens show frustration with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Johnson only raised $2.3 million in his entire 2012 campaign!

    Plus, it shows frustrations continue to mount because his campaign only raised $1.4 million between January and June:

    One reason Americans may be about $2 million more open to Johnson this August is that he’s running against two historically unpopular major party candidates. In a recent NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, 59% of respondents had unfavorable views of Clinton, and 64% of respondents had unfavorable views of Trump. (In the same poll, 11% of voters said that if the election were held today, they would vote for Johnson.)

    The money has pleased Johnson:

    “The fact that we received more than 90,000 individual small contributions is overwhelming,” Johnson said in the statement.

    But he still needs to rise in the polls. The Wall Street Journal reported that a RealClearPolitics poll only put him at 8.5%. While that is much bigger than the 1% he had in 2012, he still needs to reach 15% to star in three general election debates.

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    2 Million Dollars !! Wow that is a lot of weed. He will be too high for any debates.


     
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    tom swift | August 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Yes, the D’rat fraud machine (a.k.a. “the press” and fellow travelers) is going to push very hard to make Johnson look like more than just a noise.

    The D’rats absolutely must have him on stage at the debates. Otherwise, Hillary—obviously in poor health, and getting worse by the day—will have to take the full attack of Hurricane Donald. He’ll hammer her with a nonstop flurry of attacks—and they don’t all have to be good ones; they just have to be fast & furious. She’ll be so doped up she’ll just stand there like a cigar-store Indian, or she’ll go full Captain Queeq. Either way, she’ll look awful.

    They need a distraction, and at this point Johnson is all they have.


     
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    buckeyeminuteman | August 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    That’s nice, but unless he can win enough votes in states to win Electoral College votes, the only thing he’s going to do is throw the election to Clinton. We already saw that happen in 1992 and Ross Perot was way more popular than Johnson is now. What we really need is the Green Party to gain traction and take all the nut job Bernie-types in California or Washington with them. Then perhaps we could keep either candidate from reaching 270.


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