CNN to host Libertarian ticket for town hall next Wednesday

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  • Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, will sit down with anchor Chris Cuomo
  • Cuomo and voters will ask questions of Johnson and Weld at the town hall

Washington (CNN)The Libertarian presidential ticket will receive international exposure when it participates next week in a CNN town hall.

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, will sit down with anchor Chris Cuomo in this prime-time event on June 22. The town hall will take place at 9 p.m. ET from the Time Warner Center in New York City and air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, while also being live-streamed via CNNgo.
    Cuomo and voters will ask questions of Johnson and Weld at the town hall, similar to those posed to the Democratic and Republican candidates during the primaries. This will be the 11th town hall hosted by CNN during this presidential election cycle.
    Johnson, the Libertarian nominee in 2012, is a two-term former governor of New Mexico, and Weld, a former Massachusetts governor, were selected at their party's convention last month in Florida. The Libertarians have earned as high as 12% in a recent Fox News poll.
    Johnson has said that their short-term goal is to meet the 15% threshold in national polls needed to make the national debates this fall. Given lingering antipathy toward Republican nominee Donald Trump from some GOP elites, the Johnson-Weld ticket could fare substantially better than most third-party bids typically do.