May 31, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s campaign has qualified for matching funds from the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Johnson’s eligibility was announced by the Federal Election Commission Thursday.
Responding to the FEC announcement, Johnson said, “The fact that our campaign has attracted the broad-based support required to qualify for matching funds is yet another clear indication that we are having a very real impact on this election. Poll after poll confirms that a great many Americans are not finding what they want in the limited choices presented by the two ‘major’ parties, and these matching funds will help us give those voters a real voice in November.”
To become eligible for matching funds, candidates must raise a threshold amount of $100,000 by collecting $5,000 in 20 different states in amounts no greater than $250 from any individual.
Today’s announcement by the FEC can be viewed here: