SANTA FE – Gary Johnson is embarking on a new adventure – a late entrance into a U.S. Senate race that features two other candidates who have been campaigning for months.
The former New Mexico governor, a Republican-turned-Libertarian, is expected to formally announce his campaign later this week. But the necessary paperwork was filed late Monday with the Secretary of State’s Office for Johnson to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
“Gov. Johnson is obviously taking the necessary steps to be a candidate for U.S. Senate, and today’s filing is one of those steps,” his longtime communications director, Joe Hunter, told the Journal.
Johnson, a Taos resident, was a Republican when he served as governor from 1995 through 2002. He later switched his party affiliation to Libertarian and ran for president in 2012 and 2016.