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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson On Choosing Bill Weld As Running Mate06:28
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Seizing new fuel for his appeal to Donald Trump's critics, Gary Johnson has joined forces with another former Republican governor to strengthen his Libertarian presidential bid. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
Seizing new fuel for his appeal to Donald Trump's critics, Gary Johnson has joined forces with another former Republican governor to strengthen his Libertarian presidential bid. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
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Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is campaigning for political office again — this time as vice president to Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Weld left the Massachusetts governor's office in 1997 after serving two terms. Before that, he was the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.

Weld has had a different relationship with the Republican party; He's known as being socially liberal. He endorsed President Obama in 2008 and received the Libertarian Party endorsement while running for the Governor of New York as a Republican.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson sat down with WBUR's Anthony Brooks earlier today to talk about his choice of Bill Weld as his running mate.

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Gary Johnson, 2016 presidential candidate for Libertarian Party, former governor of New Mexico. He tweets @GovGaryJohnson.

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The Boston Globe: Weld Is Set To Join Libertarian Ticket As VP Candidate

  • "The two former chief executives are expected to announce their partnership Thursday in New York City, the Johnson aides said, the latest sign of the national Republican Party’s struggle to come to grips with the party’s takeover by presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump."

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