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  • **FILE** Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party presidential candidate (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    ELECTION 2012: Third-party candidacies: Rarely successful, often influential

    Despite the vast ideological landscapes and political freedoms that set the United States apart from much of world, the 2012 presidential election has been, like so many American elections of the past 150 years, ultimately a two-party contest.

  • **FILE** Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party presidential candidate (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Libertarian Johnson expects to impact Obama-Romney results in Ohio, Colorado

    He still doesn't get much attention from the mainstream media, but Libertarian presidential candidate Gary E. Johnson could be the key to who wins the White House on Tuesday — especially if he takes votes away from Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in Ohio or Colorado.

  • What could it predict for the election outcome? Chia Obama and Chia Romney sprout with distinctive difference as they grow in The Washington Times newsroom. (The Washington Times)

    Inside the Beltway: Wave with Johnson

    "Waste your vote on me," begs Gary E. Johnson to curious or disenchanted voters everywhere. The Libertarian Party candidate is calling on fierce local fans to amplify his message with grass-roots fervor, a campaign strategy of former presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul.

  • Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode

    Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil H. Goode Jr. will be on the November ballot in his home state of Virginia, but Republican fears that the former congressman could play spoiler for Mitt Romney should be lessened by recent polls showing Mr. Goode in the low single digits.

  • **FILE** Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    IN OTHER WORDS: Libertarian Gary Johnson still trying

    Libertarian Gary E. Johnson, who is on the presidential ballot in more than 40 states, successfully got onto Virginia's last week as well despite a challenge from the state Republican Party.

  • Inside the Beltway: Mr. Fix-It

    Some Republicans fret he could siphon crucial votes away from Mitt Romney, but Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary E. Johnson is still charging down the campaign trail as a third-party candidate and raising enough money — more than $400,000 this week — to produce a slick new campaign video that paints him as a down-to-earth hero.

  • Gary Johnson (AP photos)

    Libertarian Johnson aims to get on ballot in all states

    With Mitt Romney now the official Republican presidential nominee, Libertarian Party nominee Gary E. Johnson is trying to win over liberty lovers who backed Rep. Ron Paul during the GOP's primary process, raising questions of whether either man could play the spoiler for Mr. Romney in a general election.

  • Gary Johnson

    Inside the Beltway: Gary Johnson's White House hopes 'a matter of karma'

    Hey, Gary E. Johnson's still standing, still touring: the Libertarian presidential hopeful, in fact, is quite cheerful these days, having drawn 5 percent of the national vote in multiple polls. The phenomenon has prompted Mr. Johnson to insist he be included in presidential debates with President Obama and Mitt Romney, which begin Oct 3.

  • Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, speaks at the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Paul aide: Don't look for a Romney endorsement

    Ron Paul's campaign conceded Tuesday he won't win enough delegates to be Republicans' presidential nominee, but says he will continue to try to win supporters to influence the GOP's platform and rules at the August convention.

  • **FILE** Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul speaks Feb. 11, 2012, to his supporters following his loss in the Maine caucus to Mitt Romney, in Portland, Maine. (Associated Press)

    Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes from primaries

    Rep. Ron Paul said Monday he will not compete in Republican primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially ending the 2012 primary season and leaving the path open for Mitt Romney to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: The calm GOP

    "Republicans have higher levels of well-being than do Democrats," says a huge Gallup health survey of 405,000 U.S. adults that tallies a half-dozen "well-being" indexes that include physical and emotional health, positive behaviors and workplace perceptions. Even the pollster acknowledges that religion could have something to do with it.

  • Republican presidential candidate Gary E. Johnson vows to submit a balanced budget his first year in the White House, a budget he said would amount to a 43 percent spending cut. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Johnson hits Perry on death penalty

    Former New Mexico governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Gary E. Johnson said he saw the dangers of the death penalty up close during his two terms in office — and says he is convinced Texas has executed innocent people.

  • "Politics is about momentum; politics is about expectations," says former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson, a dark-horse candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

    Inside the Beltway

    Republican presidential hopeful Gary E. Johnson is "presidential" in his own fashion. He's no Mitt Romney, but then, sometimes Mitt Romney is no Mitt Romney, either.

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An unconventional politician, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said that China should face taxes on imports until it stops manipulating its currency and that the U.S. should seize Iraq's oil fields to pay itself back for the cost of the war. But a retired GOP senator says few are taking his candidacy seriously.

    GOP field has own 'change' ideas

    The GOP base may not be overly excited about its early crop of White House hopefuls, but with one calling for an end to the Federal Reserve, some open to the legalization of marijuana and others pushing to scrap the tax code, it's hard to say they aren't delivering in spades for those craving real change in Washington.

Prospective 2012 presidential candidate former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was a featured participant in Thursday's first debate in South Carolina.

    Pawlenty raps Obama in GOP debate

    President Obama's approval ratings have risen in recent days, but he was still a punching bag Thursday night for the Republican contenders who squared off in the nation's first official 2012 presidential debate.

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  • Mr. Johnson has argued for the legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana, while Mr. Paul has advocated abolition of the Federal Reserve Board.

  • Mr. Johnson has argued for the legalizing, regulating and taxing of marijuana, while Mr. Paul has advocated abolition of the Federal Reserve Board.

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