Today, Politico and Reason.com both wrote that Libertarian Gary Johnson will be announcing his entrance into the 2016 presidential race today. From Politico:
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is planning to join the crowded 2016 presidential race, according to Reason. Johnson’s longtime communications aide, John Vaught LaBeaume, retweeted Reason’s post.
“Tune in tomorrow. I’ll be on @FoxBusiness with @TeamCavuto, and may have some news to share re the #2016presidentialelections. #libertarian,” Johnson tweeted Tuesday night. Cavuto’s show airs at 12 p.m. Eastern time.
Earlier this week, Johnson announced his resignation as Director and CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc, a company whose goal is to “to brand and market the highest quality, legal cannabis products available today – and to innovate the industry-leading products of tomorrow.” The Johnson-penned mission statement also says the company believes “cannabis is destined to become the next gold rush and we’re prepared to shape its future in a legal environment.”
Johnson’s departure from Cannabis Sativa, Inc (where he will be replaced by his previous Libertarian Party running mate, Judge Jim Gray) was interpreted as a tell-tale sign that the former governor was about to make his candidacy official.