Most of the attention in the presidential race is focusing on the Democratic and Republican parties. But there are, of course, third-party candidates … including former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is running as a Libertarian.
Johnson’s name will appear on the November ballot in Iowa after he survived a challenge from supporters of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He’s faced similar challenges in several other states including Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Libertarian-minded voters will have a presidential candidate on the ballot in Iowa this November—but it won’t be Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who galvanized so many Iowa voters when he ran for the Republican nomination. Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson will have his name in the running, after a unanimous decision by a three-person bipartisan panel.