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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson at UT Tonight
Former governor and Presidential candidate Gary Johnson makes the Libertarian case on the 40 Acres.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is coming to the University of Texas tonight.

Johnson, who served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, initially vied for the Republican presidential nomination this election cycle. By late 2011, Johnson dropped out the crowded Republican field and announced plans to run as the Libertarian nominee, with California judge Jim Gray as his vice-presidential running mate.

U.S. News and World Report writes today that Johnson has sued to gain entry into the nationally televised debates between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Those debates kick off on Oct. 3.

Johnson will be speaking at an event at Hogg Auditorium this evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Libertarian Longhorns

Below, watch Johnson’s springtime appearance on The Colbert Report, where his plans for marijuana legalization drew a surge of applause.

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Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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