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Where Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Stands On The Issues

The former New Mexico governor could get much-needed exposure with CNN's primetime town hall.

There's a live primetime presidential town hall taking place Wednesday night on CNN -- and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump will be in attendance.

Instead, the event will focus on Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, making this the first time that a Libertarian ticket will grace one of the three major cable news networks for a live presidential forum, according to The Washington Post.

Johnson, who's had a tough time capturing voters' attention in an increasingly personality-driven election season, is a self-described "fiscally conservative, socially liberal" candidate.

Considering that more than 50 percent of voters hold unfavorable views of the two presumptive major party nominees and 47 percent of voters say they're open to a third-party option, Johnson may have an opportunity to make waves this election cycle. He's looking to take at least 15 percent in the polls in hopes of securing a spot in the national debates this fall. 

Ahead of the town hall session, The Huffington Post took a look at Johnson's views on everything from the economy and foreign policy to immigration and social issues. Check it out in the video above. 

This video was produced by Kat Santiago and edited by Zack Chapman.

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