Skip to comments.REVEALED: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BUNDLER HELPING FUND LIBERTARIAN IN TIGHT VA. GUBERNATORIAL RACE
Posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:35 AM PST by massmike
A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.
Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis name on Tuesdays statewide ballot.
Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PACs major benefactor. Hes also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Democrats will get what they deserve!!! WHo DIDN”T know that a DEMOCRAT was funding the Libertarian?? IDIOTS!
This information has come out kinda late...
The democrats will find a million ways to cheat. We had better learn how to effectively deal with this crap.
America is going to hell in a hand basket
I don’t see a true Christian President ever elected again
I’m not overly incensed with that... Remember the help the GOP gave to Ralph Nader? It happens on both sides.
I agree. The GOP and conservatives need to concentrate on winnable statewide and Congressional races. The White House is out of reach.
“This information has come out kinda late...”
I hope there are people standing outside each and every polling place who can hand a copy of this article out. Maybe talk radio can get it out today.
I hope Rand Paul reduced the number planning to vote lib. and this does the rest.
Just read that at The Blaze...what a surprise. Good to see it posted here...
No law against it.
Thanks for posting this about who’s funding VA *Libertarian*!!
I think I predicted this just a few days ago here on FR. Thing is—libertarians are cheap; they don’t donate, period. So the money had to be coming from Dems and RINOs...
I knew Sarvis was a plant. I just knew it.
This will be the dem strategy going forward. Fund a faux Libertarian candidate to split the conservative vote.
We MUST thoroughly investigate EVERY Libertarian candidate early in the process from here on out. Why Cuccinelli’s people didn’t look into this is beyond me.
I am praying we are not stuck with a governor McAuliffe because of this....
I haven’t checked, but does the Virginia Governor’s race have a runoff provision when a candidate doesn’t get a majority of votes?
Want to deal with the Democrat low life.....get your butt in gear, go out and vote for Ken Cuccinelli this morning, come home and get on the telephone, the internet, Twitter, the blogs, etc....and, urge and demand that all your family, friends, cohorts, kindred spitits get to the polls and vote for JC!!! NO EXCUSES!!!
There’s a case to be made that Sarvis will pull votes from McAullife. Sarvis is permissive on drugs, abortion, and gay marriage.
Social liberals who hold free-market principles might pull the lever for Sarvis.
Other liberals who recognize that McAullife is a sleaze bag might also pull that lever.
I subscribe to the Virginian Pilot (they endorsed all Dems) and listen to VA radio - have never heard this.
Is someone starting a thread on the Virginia Governor election....so that we all can follow unfolding events during the day like turnout, polling problems, general updates, etc.???
“The democrats will find a million ways to cheat. We had better learn how to effectively deal with this crap.”
And the opposition is split, with half of the opposition supporting Democrats and their cheating. Both sides of the opposition are more interested in fighting amongst themselves than fighting the Democrats.
So, you know what we do? Prepare to live the best life you can in a communist state.
“The democrats will find a million ways to cheat.”
This is not cheating. The funding and donations are legal.
It is deception, but it is not cheating.
It is simple..., when the GOP unites and takes the Libertarians as their allies not enemies the conservative movement will have its chance to legislate....
Except that Sarvis isn’t a Libertarian. He’s a Liberaltarian.
And thus a strong Libertarian will help elect a Liberal ... as is often the case.
Then everyone could vote for the party of their choice and not be forced to choose between tweedledum and tweedledumber.
In the late 1990s, some of McAuliffes business ventures came under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, which filed suit against two labor-union officials, both of them with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers pension fund, for entering into questionable business arrangements with McAuliffe.
Both officials later agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties for their actions, and the union itself had to reimburse its pension fund by nearly $5 million.
In one deal, McAuliffe and the fund officials created a partnership to buy a large block of commercial real estate in Florida. McAuliffe put up $100 for the purchase, while the pension fund put up $39 million. Yet McAuliffe got a 50-percent interest in the deal; he eventually walked away with $2.45 million from his original $100 investment. In another instance, the pension fund loaned McAuliffe more than $6 million for a real-estate development, only to find that McAuliffe was unable to make payments for nearly five years.
In the end, the pension fund lost some of its money, McAuliffe moved on to his next deal, and fund officials found themselves facing the Labor Departments questions.
...and libertarians are willing to put him in office by siphoning votes from Cuccinelli with the help of Karl Rove and establishment republicans in DeeCee
Perhaps not. A strong pro-abortion Libertarian who pushes the legal dope message might take votes from the Democrat.
The Va media ignored Sarvis because they knew he’d steal votes from McAuliffe if people knew his stands.
Wish this would have come out a week ago.
May or may not be true. The Commies are fixing election.
My thought exactly...FReepers will already know/strongly suspect this, while everyone else will find out a wee bit too late to run back to the polls crying "we was duped!" and change their vote...
HOWEVER, I will keep my fingers crossed for Cuccinelli (sic) and the good people of Virginia...hope springs eternal, ya know!
The Alan Grayson election in his original House district was just such a libertarian plant, with money from dems splitting off the potential libertarian Repub vote. It is how he got in in the first place, and in the second (now) also features in a largely hispanic new district.
On issues, dems cannot win in a fair fight.
Can anyone out there in Virginia land inform us out-of-states folks what is happening in and around the voting polls & places as the day passes? Any good news, bad news or otherwise???
Many thanks for input and information.
I KNEW it
I hope all the effing idiot liberalatarians OD on the drugs they want legalized.
Right. Hopefully not too late...
Ally with Sarvis?
With a freak who has promised to do all he can to push “marriage equality” on my state, and who brags about his queer friends? And who wants to tax carbon emissions?
There is NOTHING there with which I would dream of allying.
After the latest, and greatest, betrayal by the GOPe of Conservatives and their values, I think the days of that boogieman scaring people are gone for many.
And how much of a leap of faith does it take to believe they have sockpuppet “Libertarians” post on boards such as these to help split the vote.
Any real Libertarians on this board who end up voting for that shill should have their head examined.
I think every Republican should re-register as a Democrat - go into the voting booth and vote for conservatives - that way, none of the real Democrats will know what the heck is going on in order to “Fix” anything!
You are correct, there is no law against funding a third party in an effort to split the vote of your main opponent. The Democrats play to win, the GOPe not so much. Remember that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The GOPe is insane in terms of actually wanting to win elections and govern the nation.
Sarvis isn’t a “fake” libertarian candidate, he is the real and authentic libertarian candidate.
Sarvis is a libertarian, the democrats are just helping to magnify his campaign.
How about in this race, or the 10 or 11 races it cost in 2012?
All voters in Va need to understand that Terry McAuliffe (and Hillary Clinton) are key chinagate figures along with then General Ji, the military intelligence director of the Peoples Liberation Army and Colonel Liu Chao Ying.
(google) Clinton National Security Scandal and Coverup
Hillary (McAuffie) Chinese Connection
New Release: The Rodham Rules
Oct 13, 2013-sign above freeway Richmond, Va
The Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves, if they saw what we allowed the Supreme Court to do.
You can believe that if you want but I don’t.
His positions are incoherent and inconsistent.
He is all in on medicare expansion and taxing based on miles driven. Medicare expansion is de facto support for OCare implementation. OCare is the most egregious infringement on liberty in decades. Most decidedly NOT a libertarian position. Taxing based on miles driven requires the government to monitor where and when you drive your car. Is that something a normal Libertarian would support? I think not.
Just because he’s cool with legalizing drugs doesn’t make him libertarian. Stupid, maybe. Not Libertarian.
You may believe he’s the real deal. I do not.
Furthermore, I believe he was another test case to see if the strategy of splitting conservative votes will work. Time will tell, but I suspect, in this case, it worked.
Here in Southwest Virginia, turnout seems to be normal for an off-year election, but low compared to 2012. Lots of GOP signs, very few Dem signs and the few of them that are out there are for McAuliffe only. So, Cuccinelli is winning the sign battle in SW VA and that is a real good “sign”.
Sadly.....VERY Sadly I think you are right. AMerica, the GOOD is DEAD....so is AMerica, the GREAT!
Thank you for the update information!!!