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 ClintonIntercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years The Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? 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 ClintonDow breaks 30,000 for first time as Biden transition ramps up Trump's remaking of the judicial system Voters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen 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.