I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Johnson calls negative campaign tone “pathetic”
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson said something today that many New Mexicans would agree with — that he is sick of the negative campaign ads that have dominated the TV this year. Johnson spoke with reporters during a stop at the Roundhouse today, The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Steve Terrell reports.
“It would have been good to be able to hear what Susana Martinez stands for instead of what Diane Denish doesn’t stand for. And vica versa,” Johnson told reporters according to Terrell.
Johnson said that while he disagrees with Martinez and her position on ending New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, he still voted for her. Johnson voted for her because of the Richardson administration’s excesses according to Terrell.
Johnson advocated for the legalization of marijuana in New Mexico while he was governor.
Terrell reports that Johnson, a Taos resident, also voted for Republican Tom Mullins in the 3rd Congressional District race “though he had to be reminded of Mullins’ name.”
Johnson has spent much of the year traveling around the country as part of his “Our America Initiative.” Some think this is a prelude to a run for President though Johnson has said he cannot say that he is running for President while honorary chairman of the non-profit Our America Initiative.