Libertarian Robert Sarvis Delivers Solid Showing in Virginia Race

Making headlines across the nation today was Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s narrower-than-expected victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in Virginia’s gubernatorial race last night. McAuliffe took 48 percent of the vote, while Ken Cuccinelli trailed slightly with 45.5 percent. Given the close margin, Robert Sarvis’s modest seven percent of the vote—a strong showing for a third-party candidate—took on added meaning.


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