Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to hold Austin rally

(KXAN Photo / Todd Bailey)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, is holding a rally in downtown Austin on Saturday, marking his first rally in the state.

The event will be held at Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. 6th St., from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is open and free to the public.

Organizers say admittance is first come, first serve. The campaign says families are welcome and parking can be found in the garage at 601 E. 5th St.

Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein will not be on the first 2016 presidential debate stage next Monday alongside Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The Commission on Presidential Debates says their poll numbers are too low to gain entry. Johnson polls at around 8 percent.

Johnson is also slated to be a speaker at this weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival. 

Thousands heard former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak at an outdoor rally at the Circuit of the Americas in February. Just last month, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally at the Travis County Expo Center also attracted thousands.

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, was in Austin in May for a fundraiser at the W Hotel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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