With what is widely regarded as the two major political parties running two unpopular candidates for president, leaders of the Libertarian Party are seeing an opportunity for their message to be heard.  Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are running as that party's Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, and in some states are polling at nearly 15%.

That is significant, as that is the number they would need to reach nationwide to be included in the upcoming Presidential debates.  Aaron Wright, Treasurer of the Metro East Libertarian Party tells The Big Z this is a unique election scenario.

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Wright says the party is also running candidates statewide, including for U.S. Senator and Illinois Comptroller.  You can learn more by clicking here: http://www.lpillinois.org/

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