ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Libertarian Party candidate for president has brought his campaign to Minnesota.
Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who left the Republican Party at the end of 2011, spoke Friday at Macalester College in St. Paul as part of a nationwide college tour.
Johnson told an audience of about 150 people he would push to privatize Social Security, abolish the Federal Reserve, repeal the Patriot Act and relax the nation's drug laws.
Minnesota Public Radio reports Johnson appeared with former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura told the audience that Johnson is the only viable alternative to President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
Johnson's campaign says his name will appear on the presidential ballot in all 50 states, though that is subject to legal challenges in several states.
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