Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson will run for president of the United States. On Sunday, Johnson was chosen by libertarians at the libertarian party convention in Orlando, Florida.This is not the first time he was chosen to be the party's nominee. He was the party's nominee back in 2012.Johnson got almost 50 percent of the vote during the first round of voting. During the second round of voting, Johnson got the nomination with a little more than 55 percent of the vote.

Johnson's objectives

Johnson spoke a bit about what he'd like to achieve if he were elected president. He described himself as socially liberal in spades and fiscally conservative in spades. He also said he would cutback on military interventions that result in making people less safe in the world.

The libertarian nominee also proposes a national sales tax, which would replace federal income tax and corporate taxes. He would also eliminate the Internal Revenue Service, which would reduce domestic spending.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as the Commerce and Education departments would also be eliminated under Johnson's presidency.

Johnson boasts that he balanced New Mexico's budget and it created an economic environment that allowed jobs to be created by growing companies.

Who exactly is Gary Johnson?

Johnson is a businessman and he served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.

He founded Big J. Enterprises in 1976 and it went on to become one of the biggest construction companies in New Mexico. In 1999, the company was sold and Johnson is said to have become a millionaire.

What national polls say about Gary Johnson

In a recent national poll, Johnson received 10 percent of support from registered voters. Another poll revealed that 44 percent of voters would want a third party to go up against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who is likely going to be the nominee for the democratic party.

The libertarian party has ballot access in 50 states, and it is the only third party with access. This means that the only alternative to Clinton and Trump is Gary Johnson.

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