Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will announce a run for president in April, according to a report from Fox News on Friday. Johnson served two terms as governor in the 1990s and early 2000s and has often been cited a a potential presidential candidate, including for the Libertarian Party.
Fox reports that Johnson, a Republican, will bypass the exploratory phase and go straight into his candidacy. The report also says Johnson will announce in New Hampshire, the site of the nation’s first primaries and an extremely important early state for presidential hopefuls.
Johnson is a libertarian Republican in the mold of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.