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Gary Johnson to Announce Presidential Campaign

A source close to former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson confirmed to Fox News that the will announce his intention to seek the GOP presidential nomination on the steps of the New Hampshire state Capitol in Concord at 9 a.m. April 21st. Johnson will not create an exploratory committee but launch right into the campaign.

If Johnson meets the requirements, the same source has confirmed to Fox News the soon-to-be candidate's desire to participate in the first GOP presidential debate in South Carolina on May 5. That debate will be hosted by the South Carolina GOP and Fox News Channel.

Gary Johnson, a former Governor of New Mexico, is known as a libertarian with a small government philosophy. He vetoed more than 700 pieces of legislation during his two terms as governor.