Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson addresses students at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in September. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

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Moderator Jim Lehrer sits at his desk before last Wednesday's debate between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Denver. For third-party candidates, getting into a presidential debate is practically impossible. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The NPR Third-Party Candidate Debate

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Libertarian Candidate Could Be Election Spoiler

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Gary Johnson Offers Third Choice In 2012 Elections

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Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson was nominated as the Libertarian party's candidate for president at their national convention in Las Vegas over the weekend. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

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Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

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Johnson Discusses Seeking Libertarian Nomination

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announces his plans to seek the Republican nomination for president on April 21. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Presidential Hopeful Gary Johnson Plays Not My Job

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