Gary Johnson addresses an audience of students and the public at Macalester College, Sept. 21, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn.
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Libertarian Gary Johnson announces 2016 White House run

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is giving a White House run another try in 2016.

The former New Mexico governor announced during a FOX Business interview that he’ll run for the Libertarian nomination for the presidency.

Johnson ran briefly as a Republican in 2012 but dropped his GOP bid in December 2011 in favor of joining up with the Libertarian Party.

He was on the ballot in 48 states in 2012 and garnered 1,275,971 votes, about one percent of the popular vote.

Perhaps best known for his advocacy for pot legalization, Johnson had until recently been working for a startup selling marijuana products.

This article first appeared on NBCNews.com.

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Libertarian Gary Johnson announces 2016 White House run