NEW MEXICO: Gary Johnson Launches US Senate Bid

Aleppo! The Daily Beast reports:

2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has entered the New Mexico Senate race, throwing a curveball into a contest that was deemed safe for Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich.

Johnson, who served two terms from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican governor of the state, tweeted on Tuesday that “New Mexico deserves a strong, independent voice in the U.S. Senate,” accompanied by a campaign video put together by Elect Liberty PAC.

In the video, Johnson’s gubernatorial accomplishments are described in detail as well as his climb up Mount Everest. “He’s fiscally conservative and socially cool,” the video says over a stock-sounding bass thrum.