Libertarian Candidate for Governor and JLL Founder Robert Sarvis Shakes Things Up in Virgina

Recent polling shows that Robert Sarvis, a libertarian candidate for governor in Virginia and the founder of the Journal of Law & Liberty , is having quite the impact on the gubernatorial race.  Picking up as much as 10% of likely voters in a Harper poll and 8% in a NBC/Marist poll conducted yesterday, Sarvis' campaign surely is complicating things for Virginia voters, as well as the two front-runners in the race, Terry McAuliffe (D) and Ken Cucinelli (R). 

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According to his website, Sarvis's agenda focuses on both personal and economic freedom.  Sarvis supports keeping the government away from guns and out of marriage: an ideological consistency currently absent in our two-party system.  And while with only 10% of the vote at this stage in the race it seems unlikely Sarvis will be able to overtake either McAuliffe and Cucinelli, it is noteworthy that a libertarian candidate is even having moderate succcess in a major gubernatorial race. And who knows, the election isn't until November 5.  Perhaps reason will prevail over partisanship in the land of Jefferson.