(CBS) — The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor is rejecting Republican Bruce Rauner’s statement that a vote for him is wasted.

Libertarian hopeful Chad Grimm wasn’t invited to last week’s debate in Peoria or Tuesday’s debate in Chicago on CBS 2 because he is not scoring high enough in opinion polls, a chicken and egg situation that frustrates him. He says if the people could hear his views, more people would support him.

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“People are fed up with the same-old, same-old and we’ve learned from the past that we get the same results whether it is a Republican in office or a Democrat in office, especially in Illinois,” Grimm said.

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He laughed when he heard Rauner say in Peoria that a vote for a Libertarian was a waste.

“Mr. Rauner spent a lot of time and a lot of resources and a lot of money trying to keep us from the ballot and it didn’t work and so I don’t believe when he just kind of shrugs it off like that, I don’t believe he is sincere,” Grimm said.

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Grimm feels his message of limited government can truly touch any voter.