Des Moines, IA – Perry Johnson, Republican presidential candidate and third place finisher in CPAC’s straw poll, attended and spoke at Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s annual Roast and Ride fundraiser on Saturday.

Since announcing his campaign for president in early March, Johnson has spent his time campaigning across Iowa and New Hampshire, sharing his simple Two-Cents Plan to slash federal discretionary spending and rein in budget bloat along the way.

Politico: “A ‘Roast and Ride’ diary: Debate jitters, freebies and high demand for DeSantis,” by Natalie Allison, 6/3/23

The scrum of cameras that was around DeSantis seems to have moved on to Perry Johnson; for some reason that isn’t obvious to me. He’s wearing his signature sunglasses inside and signing copies of his book “Two Cents to Save America.” He asks someone at the table whose name to include as he signs the book. “Ron,” the man’s wife shouts.

He rails against the RNC’s debate requirements, calling them “ridiculous.” Despite his campaign staffer asking attendees for $1 [donations] back at the table, Johnson makes the audience an even better offer: “I’m just going to ask for 2 cents.”

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Johnson’s Two-Cents Plan continues to be popular among caucus-goers and voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, as the Democrat-induced debt and inflation crisis crushes American families.

His economic-focused campaign resonates with people across the nation looking for a leader who knows how to rein in budget bloat and who will bring quality and efficiency to the federal government.

Johnson will remain on the campaign trail in Iowa through June 6 on a 3-day bus tour. He will visit Franklin, Union, Cass, Guthrie, Audubon, Pottawattamie, Crawford, and Shelby counties.