Libertarian Gary Johnson campaigns in Seattle

In an Elway Poll last month of Washington voters Johnson was a distant third

Gary Johnson
FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speak with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there’s a good chance it won’t be because the Democratic Party alone has picked off a reliably red state it believes will someday be consistently blue. Instead, she may have Gary Johnson to thank. The Libertarian Party nominee’s best chance to impact the 2016 presidential race may well be in Arizona, a traditionally Republican state where he appeals to a group of finicky conservatives who make up part of the party’s base. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is rallying supporters in Seattle.

Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico, plans a Saturday afternoon rally followed by a fundraiser at the Sheraton hotel downtown.

Johnson will be joined by his vice-presidential running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, as well as former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and comedian Drew Carey, the co-owner of the Seattle Sounders.

In an Elway Poll last month of Washington voters Johnson was a distant third, behind Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Johnson hopes to appeal to voters who are dissatisfied with both of the major party nominees. Washington state typically votes Democratic in presidential elections, last opting for a Republican when Ronald Reagan carried the state in 1984.

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