Troy, MI – Perry Johnson, Republican presidential candidate and third place finisher in CPAC’s straw poll, is on the front page of politico.com this morning in a story about his efforts to make the debate stage.
Johnson, a self-funder, spoke at Senator Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride Saturday alongside other candidates for President in Des Moines. There, he called the 40,000 donor threshold “ridiculous” but said that he still planned to be a participant in the August debate.
He asked attendees for a two-cent donation to his campaign in order to help him meet the new 40,000 donor threshold, and received more than 100 donations at the event.
“I think it is absurd that an emphasis is being placed on arbitrary donor thresholds and national polling instead of early state polling. I’ve been campaigning across Iowa and New Hampshire since I first announced my candidacy at CPAC. Voters and caucus-goers alike have welcomed my Two-Cents Plan, donating as little as two-cents to help me make the debate stage.
“Joe Biden’s debt and inflation crisis has spiraled out of control. We need more, not fewer, people coming to the debate stage with ideas on how to solve it.
“I remain the only candidate in the race who has an actual plan to cut spending,
and I believe every American will support my plan when I make it on the debate stage in August.”