MSNBC’s Anthony Zurcher reports from Colorado, where Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, has received more than $6 million in state farm and insurance money.
Johnson’s campaign says he’s in the top five candidates in the state’s presidential primary, according to a poll released last week by Colorado State University.
The survey, conducted between Sept. 23 and Sept. 27, asked voters to vote in a survey of more than 4,000 people in the Denver metro area.
In the poll, the Johnson campaign said it has received $4.9 million in farm and $4 million in insurance money since October.
Johnson, who is the son of a former president of the University of Colorado, has been critical of government and business interests in recent years.
He has criticized the federal government’s handling of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, which has prompted calls for Trump to resign as president.
Johnson has also expressed support for a federal mandate to use clean, renewable energy sources, saying the federal program “is a good idea.”
He’s also spoken out against Trump, who has been criticized for the election of Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who was backed by the Democratic Party and other political groups in his bid for the White House.