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CNN to host Libertarian forum with Gary Johnson

June 16, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign is going prime time.

CNN announced this week that Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, will participate in a town hall meeting on the national network on?Wednesday, June 22 at 9 p.m.

The format, aired live and hosted by Chris Cuomo, will allow?voters to?ask questions of Johnson and Weld, a former Massachutsetts governor.

Johnson, who is mounting his second bid for president, has long complained about a lack of media coverage for his campaigns. He contends more extensive coverage would give him a better chance to reach a 15 percent polling threshold required for inclusion in the presidential debates.

A national FOX poll earlier this month showed Johnson with 12 percent support, a record high for him.