Disqualification flap mars RNC convention run-upSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 14:23
The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is about two months away and already some jockeying has begun to try to induce delegates to switch allegiance.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is courting supporters of Republican candidate Ron Paul, hoping the shift in commitment will give his campaign momentum, U.S. News and World Report reported.
While libertarian-leaning Paul wants to influence the convention, set for Aug. 27-30, by collecting delegates during state conventions to be a force in Tampa, Johnson's goals are different. Johnson, who also sought to be this year's GOP presidential nominee, wants to make a strong showing in the November election.
Johnson has been granting media interviews to gain attention for his ideas and has bumped up his travel schedule.
He has also released a new video in which he urges Democrats and Republicans to back his candidacy.
"Take as many votes as possible away from the people in both parties keeping us in a state of perpetual war, increasing unsustainable debt, record joblessness, and a bipartisan economic death wish ruining America for 330 million of us," Johnson said in the video.