Libertarian Gary Johnson sees Trump threat as opportunity

US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to AFP during an interview in Washington, DC on May 9, 2016Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are all but assured a US presidential showdown in November, but a third-party candidate — Libertarian Gary Johnson — will likely be on the ballot in all 50 states. Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico, earned barely one percent of the vote in 2012 as standard-bearer for the Libertarian Party, which has yet to win a congressional race in its 45-year history and is hardly on the average American voter’s radar. Trump’s recent ascension as the GOP’s presumptive nominee has threatened to unravel the party.

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