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Rand Paul urges libertarians to vote for Cuccinelli, not Sarvis
staffordcountysun.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | MARKUS SCHMIDT

Posted on 10/25/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday urged Virginia Republicans supporting Robert C. Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for governor, to come home to the GOP and vote for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the party’s nominee.

“I consider myself to be a libertarian conservative, a libertarian Republican,” Paul said in a phone interview Thursday. “A lot of things (Cuccinelli) talks about are free-market, limited-government, leave-me-alone government. I think there is a lot to like there.

“What I’m excited about in Ken Cuccinelli is that he is smart, he is articulate, and he has a keen sense of justice,” Paul said. Cuccinelli’s attempt to challenge the Affordable Care Act in court was “one of the things that catapulted a nationwide debate over the constitutionality of the health care law,” he said.

Paul, a potential Republican presidential contender for 2016, will campaign with Cuccinelli in Fairfax County and Virginia Beach next week. His visit to the state comes as the attorney general faces headwinds from members of his own party who have defected to Sarvis.

In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Cuccinelli had the support of 81 percent of Republicans, but 11 percent back Sarvis — votes that Cuccinelli likely will need Nov. 5 as he trails Democrat Terry McAuliffe in several polls.

Paul said he understands the struggle of third-party politics, but he asked Sarvis sympathizers to consider the consequences of their vote because libertarians are unlikely to change the course of politics.

“I know that they want what they want. But in the end, if you back a third party, you might help out the Democrats, and barring some dramatic transformation in our country, we’re probably still going to have two dominant parties and smaller third parties,” Paul said.

“My advice is, look at how you really can best transform things in this country, and the best way to shape politics in this country. I really think it is through the two-party system, for better or worse,” he said.

Once voters realize that Sarvis isn’t going to win, they should decide if Cuccinelli is more to their liking than McAuliffe and vote for the Republican, Paul said.

“They could help get Ken Cuccinelli across the finish line,” he said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2013endorsements; cuccinelli; kencuccinelli; kentucky; libertarians; randpaul; robertcsarvis; robertsarvis; sarvis; terrymcauliffe; thirdparty; va2013; virginia

1 posted on 10/25/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good for Rand Paul!


2 posted on 10/25/2013 1:58:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

His daddy just made the same plea last week.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: HokieMom; Tailgunner Joe

WOO-HOO!


4 posted on 10/25/2013 2:03:20 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good to see Rand supporting Ken and telling all those Libertarians that they are doing nothing but hurting a solid Social Values conservative.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 2:04:07 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Tailgunner Joe

3rd party fails again.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 2:05:11 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why did it take him so long? It’s very late to change people’s minds.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: onyx

BTTT!


8 posted on 10/25/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sarvis is really out there in Ted Kennedy/Obama land on many issues.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 2:08:00 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: HokieMom

GOOD On Rand Paul!

He finally came around!!!


10 posted on 10/25/2013 2:08:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: AlmaKing
Why did it take him so long?

Scheduling, maybe.

Rand and Ron endorsed Cuchinelli on line or in a press release at least two weeks back, but it takes a while to get through the scheduling commitments that have already been made so that they can arrange public appearance with the candidate or before audiences in the state.

Possibly, though, this was rushed together after George Will all but endorsed the third party candidate. I couldn't say.

11 posted on 10/25/2013 2:12:12 PM PDT by x
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To: Responsibility2nd
Link to comment in post 3

Virginia Gov: Ron Paul Endorses Ken Cuccinelli (take THAT Libertarian Third-Party spoiler)

12 posted on 10/25/2013 2:31:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: AlmaKing

perfect timing, not too late will swing a bunch.


13 posted on 10/25/2013 2:34:37 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Responsibility2nd

As much as we need a 3rd party - it just isn’t a smart option - it only ensures the Democrats get elected. I wish people would wise up to this fact.


14 posted on 10/25/2013 2:35:28 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus

Its not a thrid party so much that irritates me. Its the Libertarian Party. They are useless liberals.

Now I would vote for a conservative Tea Party candidate. Even if it meant splitting the vote between them and the RINO causing the Democrat to win.

But I will vote my conscience. If the only options are a RINO or a democrat - I’ll stay home.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 2:41:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good statement. Let’s hope it has more clout than his dad’s.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 2:41:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I don’t understand how this will help anything. Since libertarians are liberals, won’t they all vote for McAuliffe? How does the Libertarian Party hurt the GOP? Seems like it takes votes away from the Democrats, since libertarians are just liberals with a couple of added syllables.


17 posted on 10/25/2013 2:48:01 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

Um, no, libertarians are not liberals.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: cdcdawg

Hit post too soon. The so-called Libertarian party (with the big L) is mostly liberal or liberal leaning. People who are libertarian (little l) are another matter entirely.


19 posted on 10/25/2013 3:10:12 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

I know, I’m just throwing out some bait.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 3:17:30 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just another pro abortion, open border Libertarian shmuck. The base principle of libertarians is non aggression but assholes like Sarvis have no problem with people aggressing against unborn babies. He makes me ill.


21 posted on 10/25/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: cdcdawg

Ah, ok. I’ll sit back and watch, then. :D


22 posted on 10/25/2013 3:24:52 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Air kisses to Rand Paul.

His timing for this endorsement is perfect given the attention span of the average voter.

GO COOCH!

Leni

23 posted on 10/25/2013 3:26:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal (<p>)
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To: Spktyr

I really with the Libertarian party would find some candidates who were more emphatic on social liberalism. Why can’t they, even *OCCASIONALLY*, take more votes from the bad guys???


24 posted on 10/25/2013 4:37:46 PM PDT by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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To: boomstick

The big L party does run such people in parts of the country. But they’re usually way, way, way over the top (free government weed types) *and* the media Dems are slaves to tells them that to vote for them is insane (just like they say voting for Republicans is), sooooo....


25 posted on 10/25/2013 4:40:55 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Oliviaforever

This is the lesson that I have been saying for many years.. If we are ever going to push our Conservative agenda we have to do it in the GOP primaries..


26 posted on 10/25/2013 4:45:48 PM PDT by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If the only options are a RINO or a democrat - I’ll stay home.

Oh great.. Because that worked so well against President Obankruptus..

27 posted on 10/25/2013 4:52:16 PM PDT by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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To: AlmaKing
Better late than never. Might help being closer to election day - fresh, etc.

Do it too far in advance and it gives the Alinskyites time to mess with the message.

28 posted on 10/25/2013 4:55:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: carlo3b

Oh great.. Because that worked so well against President Obankruptus..

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While I will concede President Mittens would have been better than Obama - I’m honestly having a hard time trying to convince myself that John McCain would have been better. For sure we would have had a better veep, but between Obammie and McTraitor?


29 posted on 10/25/2013 6:17:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I’m honestly having a hard time trying to convince myself that John McCain would have been better. For sure we would have had a better veep, but between Obammie and McTraitor?

When the history of our era is written, it may well be said that Obama's greatest contribution was that he kept John McCain from the Presidency".

30 posted on 10/25/2013 6:31:10 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

When the history of our era is written, it will be that POSHITUS breathed new awareness of COMMUNISM that has been written out of the history books over the last 50 years.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I agree, I didn’t vote for McNut, I voted for Palin, and that my FRiend was the hardest vote I ever placed.. Believe me it was hard enough to vote for Mittens, but not near as difficult as it was for Juan..


32 posted on 10/25/2013 7:39:20 PM PDT by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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33 posted on 10/25/2013 9:02:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The location of the rally with Senator Rand Paul and Ken Cuccinelli on Monday, October 28th in Fairfax has been changed.

Please note the location change:
The Waterford
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial
Fairfax, VA 22033

We hope you can us for this important event!

The GOTV Rally with Senator Paul and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is still at the same time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, this Monday, October 28th.

This event will be free to attend, and you can RSVP by clicking here.

Grassroots events like this are crucial to victory on Election Day.

Ken needs our support now. Please join us!

Sincerely,

Noah Wall


34 posted on 10/26/2013 2:43:33 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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