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Surging Gary Johnson to join Fox debate in Fla



Daily Beast: Gary Johnson, the Republican presidential candidate who has labored in obscurity, is about to get his moment in the spotlight—for one night, at least.


Johnson will be included in Thursday's Fox News debate in Orlando, the first time he will share a stage with his eight rivals.

The former New Mexico governor won the right to participate, according to Fox sources, by cracking 1 percent in the latest five national polls in which he was included—Fox News, CNN, McClatchy-Marist, ABC, and Quinnipiac—which was the criterion the network had set for inclusion.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:07pm]


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