Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has added a second stop to his Maine itinerary Friday: an 11:30 a.m. brunch at Portland’s Regency Hotel.

The campaign is taking reservations on an EventBrite page on the Internet for tickets. The audience will be limited to 100 people.

Johnson and running mate Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor, will bring their third-party bid to The Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston on Friday for an early-evening rally.

The rally is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.; the doors will open at 4:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, but ticket reservations have all been claimed. Campaign staff said the seats were claimed within 48 hours.

The campaign is hoping to sell Johnson as a good alternative to the Democratic and Republican offerings this year.

The campaign’s goal is to boost Johnson’s profile to at least 15 percent in national polls to qualify for a spot on the presidential debate stages alongside Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

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