Judge Jim Gray Floats VP Run With Gary Johnson


The chatter surrounding a possible Libertarian vice-presidential candidacy by Judge Jim Gray of California just got an exclamation point on Gray's Facebook page. 

"What would you think of Judge Gray running for Vice President?" the Jim Gray page asked on Friday. 

The question is approaching 100 Likes and has received overwhelming positive responses. 

The Libertarian Party Convention is next week in Las Vegas, and according to organizers Gray has removed himself from the list of featured speakers at the convention because party rules limit candidates for national office to speaking during a specific part of the convention.  

Sources close to the Gary Johnson campaign have spoken favorably of a potential Gray candidacy. 

As of this time it does not appear there are any other candidates running for the VP slot. 

Gray, a trial court judge and attorney in Orange County, California since the 1980s, has run for federal office in his home state twice before — once as a Republican for Congress in 1998 and once as a Libertarian for U.S. Senate in 2004. He is an outspoken critic of the War on Drugs. 

More from Reason on Judge Jim Gray here and more on Gary Johnson here.