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Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is among those who've filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates.

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The Libertarian Party is in training for 2016, with new campaign outreach and a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates to gain entrance into the sanctioned debates as a third party.

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“We’re trying to draw the line somewhere. Our purpose is not to use the debates to help someone prove that they’re competitive. We use the debates for those people who have already proven they’re competitive to deliver their message to the American people. There’s a difference. Mr. Johnson or any other third-party candidate, if they meet the criteria, they’ll be invited.” - Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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“We’re trying to draw the line somewhere. Our purpose is not to use the debates to help someone prove that they’re competitive. We use the debates for those people who have already proven they’re competitive to deliver their message to the American people. There’s a difference. Mr. Johnson or any other third-party candidate, if they meet the criteria, they’ll be invited.” - Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)