Libertarian Gary Johnson Out of Tonight’s Presidental Debate

Libertarian Gary Johnson Out of Tonight’s Presidental Debate


SANTA FE (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says there's no hope a judge will allow him to participate in tonight's presidential debate.

Johnson is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for president. He sued the Commission on Presidential Debates last month in federal court to try to force them to admit him to the debates.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Johnson conceded Tuesday there's no chance he'll be on the stage in Denver with President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. He still hopes he'll be allowed to participate in two additional debates.

The commission only invites candidates who polling shows have at least 15 percent support among voters.

Tonight's debate will be televised live on KSWT-TV from 6pm – 8pm.

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