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The Ticket: Third Parties in the U.S.A.

This week on The Ticket podcast: KUT’s Ben Philpott and the Tribune's Jay Root talk with presumptive Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson about the struggle third party candidates have breaking through the two-party political system.

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The Ticket was a weekly look at presidential politics from a Texas perspective in the leadup to the 2016 election. It included veteran political reporters Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT NewsFind it on SoundCloud and Stitcher

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This week on The Ticket 2016: Republicans and Democrats aren't the only parties running candidates for president. There will be several third party candidates trying their luck in November. The Texas Tribune's Jay Root and KUT's Ben Philpott talk with Libertarian party presidential hopeful Gary Johnson about his efforts to break through in a media world dominated by the two-party system.

Jay and Ben also chat with Political Science Professor Brian Smith about the history of third parties in the United States.

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