Libertarian presidential nominee to visit Duke University for public forum

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is visiting a North Carolina campus to speak and take questions at a public forum.

The former two-term governor of New Mexico was slated to continue his 15-stop nationwide college tour at Duke University in Durham on Thursday night.

Johnson was a longshot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination before switching to the Libertarian Party last December. He won that party’s nomination at its national convention in Las Vegas in May.

Johnson supports legalized marijuana, low taxes and immigration reform.

Johnson will be on the North Carolina presidential ballot. There are more than 16,000 registered Libertarian voters out of more than 6.4 million registered voters statewide.
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