- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says the state’s current governor has not asked him for advice on the state’s current budget crisis.

Johnson told The Associated Press this week that Susana Martinez has not sought his guidance though he left New Mexico with a $1 billion surplus. Johnson also said he has not offered to give any tips either.

He did say if New Mexico opted to legalize marijuana, the state would benefit from taxing and would spend less money on law enforcement.

Johnson was New Mexico’s last Republican governor before Martinez. As a former prosecutor, Martinez has said she could not support Johnson for president because of his stance on legalizing marijuana.


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