Libertarians now have a presidential candidate: Gary Johnson

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Libertarians Now Have a Presidential Candidate: Gary Johnson

The Libertarian Party has a presidential candidate: former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

In recent national polls, Johnson got about 10 percent in a three-way matchup against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. That 10 percent likely reflects discontent with the main parties' candidates as much as Johnson's popularity.

Now that Johnson's the nominee, he'll be on the ballot in all 50 states.

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 3: Gov. Gary Johnson, former Governor of NM, speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson pretends to have a heart attack on stage while arguing in favor of legalization of marijuana during CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. Former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., not pictured, had just argued during their debate that marijuana caused an increased risk of heart attacks. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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"I hope you can see the wisdom of this Libertarian Party exploding," Johnson said.

But he has a lot of work ahead of him to make an impact. He needs to be polling at 15 percent in national polls to qualify for presidential debates.

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