Perry Johnson has been making some big waves since officially jumping into the 2024 Presidential campaign earlier this month, declaring his candidacy at a packed reception during the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington DC.
CPAC is the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists, politicians, and candidates.
Johnson, the “Quality Guru” and Constitutionally Conservative, Trump Republican who helped revolutionize America’s auto industry in the 80’s, stunned the swamp with his historic finish in the CPAC straw poll, finishing 3rd, ahead of establishment politicians like Nikki Haley.
Haley, the former Governor of South Carolina, is well known, well funded, and has essentially been running for President for years—but Johnson still beat her.
Johnson’s speech was a big hit with the crowd—his message resonated while his supporters were passionate, and well organized, clearly visible every step of the way at the conference.
Conservatives across the country took notice of Johnson’s big speech and straw poll win, including the legendary Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate, praised Johnson on Twitter.
“I just noticed that Perry Johnson, a remarkable innovative Michigan businessman came in third in the CPAC poll with 5% of the vote beating out a whole range of traditional politicians,” Gingrich said. “His message must have resonated.”
Gingrich is referring to Johnson’s plan to balance the federal budget by cutting 2 pennies off nearly every dollar currently being spent.
Johnson, who recently called on Biden to pardon President Trump and save the country from a political persecution, is spending a lot of time in Iowa.
He recently launched his 2nd ad campaign in the Hawkeye State, and has made stops at Drake, Iowa State, and many others. Johnson says he’ll launch a bus tour in Iowa and New Hampshire in the coming weeks.