Santa Fe, New Mexico —
Gary Johnson, a gay marriage supporter and former governor of New Mexico, announced on Wednesday he is running for the Libertarian nomination for president.
Johnson had tried and failed to gain traction as a Republican candidate. He said that abandoning the Republican party was both "a difficult decision and an easy one."
"I have a lot of Republican history, but in the final analysis, I am a Libertarian. That is: someone who is fiscally very conservative but holds freedom-based positions on the issues that govern personal behavior."
Aside from supporting gay marriage, Johnson also supports legalization of marijuana. He is also pro-choice.