- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is disputing a report by The Daily Caller that billionaire Republican David Koch pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll his campaign.

“We have no knowledge of it,” Mr. Johnsontold CBS News when asked about the report. “None whatsoever.”

“You just got to laugh,” the former New Mexico governor said, chuckling.

A spokesman for the Kochs also told CBS News: “Reports that we are supporting or considering supporting any third party presidential candidate are false.”

The Daily Caller report cited “a source within Johnson’s campaign” saying that Mr. Koch had pledged an eight-figure donation to support Mr. Johnson’s bid.

Mr. Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, is up against tech entrepreneur John McAfee and activist Austin Petersen for the party’s 2016 nomination, which will be decided later this month at the party’s convention in Orlando, CBS News reported.

On Wednesday, Mr. Johnson chose former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld as his running mate.

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