Monday, July 30, 2018

Dunn quits Senate race in NM; Johnson may run

The Latest: Libertarian US Senate Hopeful in New Mexico Out | New Mexico News | US News:

July 30, 2018 - "Aubrey Dunn, the Libertarian Party U.S senatorial candidate in New Mexico, has announced he is quitting the race, opening the door for former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson to jump in.

"Dunn said in a statement Monday that he wanted to focus on his current job as New Mexico land commissioner and that a water crisis in southeastern New Mexico demanded his 'full attention.'

"Dunn called upon former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson to take his place as the Libertarian candidate for the New Mexico seat. Dunn says Johnson is willing to replace him if the Libertarian Party State Central Committee nominates Johnson as his replacement.

"Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told The Associated Press on Friday the former governor is 'strongly considering' running if Dunn quits the race."

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