Gary Johnson Is Not Dropping Out, His Spokesman Says

Johnson is "absolutely" staying in the race and continuing with his third-party bid, despite reports to the contrary spurred by a "concocted" email.

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News reports this evening had libertarian former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson dropping his bid to win the Libertarian Party nod and endorsing Ron Paul, suggesting a Paul third party bid might be in the offing after Paul's strong showing in the Iowa caucuses tonight.

A spokesman for Gary Johnson said those reports were false.

"Somebody is sending an email to news outlets concocted from me and that is absolutely not true," Joe Hunter, communications director for Gary Johnson, told The Atlantic. "I have not even seen the email. I hope to soon."

But the take home was that Johnson was "absolutely" staying in the race and continuing with his third-party bid.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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