Dedicated followers: Far off the beaten path of national politics, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, speaks at a rally in Shelby County. Johnson appeared Wednesday night, attracting a crowd of about 100 people. Johnson told them their vote matters, even if it's to support a small-party candidate like him. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
SHELBY COUNTY — The presidential candidate arrived in a minivan.
Though it was decorated with a “Live Free” slogan and the signatures of hundreds of supporters, the vehicle was a far cry from the motorcades, bullet-proof limos and police escorts the major-party presidential candidates use on the campaign trail.