Washington Times: Gary Johnson plans TV ads, looks to bolster debate hopes

ImageFrom the Washington Times on September 2:

“Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson plans to roll out television ads in targeted states as part of a post-Labor Day blitz aimed at ensuring that the former New Mexico governor has strong enough poll numbers to participate in the presidential debates.

“The television ads are part of a $3.8 million push from the Johnson campaign that has included radio ads that are currently running in 15 states and on nationally syndicated talk radio shows.

Mr. Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, must have a national polling average of at least 15 percent to get a spot on stage next to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, who are expected to easily meet the criteria set by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Mr. Johnson faces an uphill battle.

“The Johnson campaign’s website has him polling at 10.2 percent nationally.”