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Libertarian’s Gary Johnson has never been the typical politician

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Ronald Reagan won a historic landslide victory in the 1984 election, taking 49 of 50 states. But he failed to win the vote of a young Republican businessman in New Mexico whose willingness to go against the political grain has made him this presidential campaign’s X-factor. Outraged at the GOP president’s budget deficits, Gary Johnson for the first time voted for the Libertarian candidate. Ten years later, Johnson became New Mexico’s governor, and was known for vetoing bill after bill…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.13.16 – Conservatism is still running strong, Jeb Bush insists

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Jeb Bush says whatever you want to call Donald Trump, don’t call him a conservative. “Conservatism is temporarily dead,” the former Florida Governor told Nicole Wallace on an MSNBC special that aired Monday night. “I mean, if you look at it, we have two candidates. Donald Trump is barely a Republican. He’s certainly not a conservative.” Bush makes the point, however, that while that might not matter much in the presidential sweepstakes, conservatism is still powerful across the country. “I…

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