Johnson will appear from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. meet-and-greet at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 601 W. Idaho Street Downtown and party faithful plan to dine and talk politics with the former New Mexico governor.
Johnson represents the country's third-largest political party, founded in 1971. Now-Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988.
Organizers are asking that people planning to attend RSVP on Johnson's Idaho campaign page on Facebook. The Facebook post originally said the event begins at 5 p.m. But Johnson spokeswoman Natalie Dicou said Monday morning that the candidate will be on hand from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Idaho Facebook post was subsequently amended to say Johnson would appear "closer to 7 p.m.," but supporters may arrive early for dinner and seating. Johnson is traveling to Boise from Portland.
The author of the posting on Idaho for Gary Johnson writes, "Depending on how many people participate, this could be an excellent opportunity for us to interact face-to-face with our presidential candidate! I met and talked to Gary at the Libertarian National Convention in May and he is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and would be terrific as our next president."
Added the author: "The restaurant has reserved a room for us as well as making their patio area available, depending on how many people attend and the temperature Monday evening! This is 'no-host' event (each person/group pays for their own food and drink) and everyone is strongly encouraged to order a meal."