Gary Johnson admits 'almost nonexistent' charity donating
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"My charitable contributions would be negligible — I mean just, really almost nonexistent," the former New Mexico governor told CNN, stressing that his wealth "does not even approach Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' MORE's."
 
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"For me, giving to charity, I've always viewed that the things that I do in my life contribute to making lives better. That what I've done."
 
Earlier Friday, Clinton released her 2015 tax returns, which showed she and husband Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDem senator ties Kavanaugh confirmation vote to Trump-Putin controversy Don't place all your hopes — or fears — on a new Supreme Court justice Why did it take so long for Trump to drain the swamp of Pruitt? MORE donated about 10 percent of their income to charity and paid a tax rate of 30.6 percent.
 
Gary Johnson estimated his effective tax rate to be around 20 percent.
 
Johnson also said he does not expect 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to endorse him "for all sorts of reasons."
 
"I'm not expecting it," he said. "So given my expectations, everything's a bonus."
 
 
Johnson has been aiming to get on the debate stage by getting a minimum of 15 points in the national polls by September. He has been polling at around 8 percent of late.