In a bold move for the Libertarian Party and the campaign of Gary Johnson, the governor has announced that he has formed a Victory Fund in order to raise money like the two major parties consistently do, and assure the name recognition that will get him to 15%, which is the threshold to attain access in the Presidential debates.
Here is the official release from the campaign:
May 25, 2016
For Immediate Release
Gary Johnson Campaign Forms Joint Fundraising Committee with 15 State Libertarian Parties
Recognizing the growing popularity of Governor Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign, and the new power Joint Fundraising Committees as demonstrated by the Hillary Victory Fund, Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign yesterday filed a new Joint Fundraising Committee with the Federal Election Commission, the Gary Johnson Victory Fund.
For months now Hillary Clinton and other major candidates have used Joint Fundraising Committees to accept five figure donations from individuals. This is the kind of serious money which helps a candidate raise name recognition and boost polling numbers.
The Gary Johnson Victory Fund can now raise Governor Gary Johnson’s name recognition to earn the 15% polling numbers required to enter the debates.
In partnership with a growing list of state Libertarian Parties,* the Gary Johnson Victory Fund can receive checks up to $80,000.
The Gary Johnson Victory Fund (http://www.johnsonvictoryfund.com/) presents a monumental step for a third party, entering the big leagues in campaign finance. The Gary Johnson Victory Fund creates the infrastructure for those dissatisfied with the choices of Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton to invest significant personal funds to boost the campaign of Governor Gary Johnson’s Libertarian alternative.
* State Libertarian Party participants include Alabama, Alaska, California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Check back to see new states as they join.