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REVEALED: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BUNDLER HELPING FUND LIBERTARIAN IN TIGHT VA. GUBERNATORIAL RACE
theblaze.com ^ | 11/05/2013 | Meredith Jessup

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 Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: joeliemandt; libertarian; sarvis; virginia; virginiaelection
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1 posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:35 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Democrats will get what they deserve!!! WHo DIDN”T know that a DEMOCRAT was funding the Libertarian?? IDIOTS!


2 posted on 11/05/2013 6:37:03 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: massmike

This information has come out kinda late...


3 posted on 11/05/2013 6:38:38 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: massmike

The democrats will find a million ways to cheat. We had better learn how to effectively deal with this crap.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 6:40:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Ann Archy

America is going to hell in a hand basket

I don’t see a true Christian President ever elected again


5 posted on 11/05/2013 6:42:10 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: massmike

I’m not overly incensed with that... Remember the help the GOP gave to Ralph Nader? It happens on both sides.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 6:42:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Friendofgeorge
I don’t see a true Christian President ever elected again

I agree. The GOP and conservatives need to concentrate on winnable statewide and Congressional races. The White House is out of reach.

7 posted on 11/05/2013 6:43:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: massmike
It just goes to show that there are two parties the Republican and the Democrat. When a conservative votes for the libertarian or the constitutionalists he is just throwing is vote to the Democrats. These parties defeated Mia love, Jesse Kelly, Denny Rehberg and Richard Mourdock all good conservatives they never cause the defeat of any rinos.
8 posted on 11/05/2013 6:43:56 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“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.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 6:44:45 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: massmike

Just read that at The Blaze...what a surprise. Good to see it posted here...


10 posted on 11/05/2013 6:44:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

No law against it.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 6:46:30 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: massmike; HokieMom

Thanks for posting this about who’s funding VA *Libertarian*!!


12 posted on 11/05/2013 6:48:32 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: massmike

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...


13 posted on 11/05/2013 6:49:04 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: massmike

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....


14 posted on 11/05/2013 6:53:57 AM PST by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: massmike

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?


15 posted on 11/05/2013 6:54:39 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: skeeter

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!!!


16 posted on 11/05/2013 6:56:38 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: massmike

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 dunno.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 6:56:54 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: massmike

I subscribe to the Virginian Pilot (they endorsed all Dems) and listen to VA radio - have never heard this.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 6:58:51 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: massmike

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.???


19 posted on 11/05/2013 7:00:48 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: skeeter

“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.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 7:02:20 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: massmike
It should always be presumed that a third party candidate running in a race where the left has a weak horse is a shill for the left. It has ever been thus.
21 posted on 11/05/2013 7:07:48 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: skeeter

“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.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 7:07:56 AM PST by staytrue
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To: brownsfan

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....


23 posted on 11/05/2013 7:09:46 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: Republic Rocker

Except that Sarvis isn’t a Libertarian. He’s a Liberaltarian.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 7:11:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

And thus a strong Libertarian will help elect a Liberal ... as is often the case.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 7:12:39 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: amnestynone
All the Republicans had to do was sponsor a Green Party candidate to offset whatever votes the Libertarian candidate got.

Then everyone could vote for the party of their choice and not be forced to choose between tweedledum and tweedledumber.

26 posted on 11/05/2013 7:17:34 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: staytrue

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheat


27 posted on 11/05/2013 7:17:36 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: massmike

In the late 1990s, some of McAuliffe’s 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 Department’s 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


28 posted on 11/05/2013 7:18:44 AM PST by Baynative (If I like my country can I keep it?)
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To: Bidimus1

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.


29 posted on 11/05/2013 7:19:57 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: massmike

Wish this would have come out a week ago.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 7:22:42 AM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: massmike

May or may not be true. The Commies are fixing election.


31 posted on 11/05/2013 7:25:11 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cowboy Bob; All
"This information has come out kinda late..."...

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!

32 posted on 11/05/2013 7:29:51 AM PST by 88keys (I'm sorry, sir, I'm not a racist, I just don't fit in a handbasket...)
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To: iceskater

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.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 7:33:03 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: massmike

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.


34 posted on 11/05/2013 7:51:28 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: massmike

I KNEW it


35 posted on 11/05/2013 7:52:43 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: All

I hope all the effing idiot liberalatarians OD on the drugs they want legalized.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 7:53:36 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
This information has come out kinda late...

Right. Hopefully not too late...

37 posted on 11/05/2013 7:54:58 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: Republic Rocker

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.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 7:55:33 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: amnestynone
It just goes to show that there are two parties the Republican and the Democrat. When a conservative votes for the libertarian or the constitutionalists he is just throwing is vote to the Democrats. These parties defeated Mia love, Jesse Kelly, Denny Rehberg and Richard Mourdock all good conservatives they never cause the defeat of any rinos.

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.

39 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:06 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: massmike

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.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 8:04:13 AM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: MDspinboyredux

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!


41 posted on 11/05/2013 8:13:29 AM PST by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
"No law against it."

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.

42 posted on 11/05/2013 8:21:53 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: iceskater

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.


43 posted on 11/05/2013 8:36:04 AM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Turbo Pig

How about in this race, or the 10 or 11 races it cost in 2012?


44 posted on 11/05/2013 8:38:38 AM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Baynative

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 People’s Liberation Army and Colonel Liu Chao Ying.
http://www.alamo-girl.com/

(google) Clinton National Security Scandal and Coverup

Hillary (McAuffie) Chinese Connection
http://www.network54.com/Forum/4227/message/982862945/Hanssen+Case-+A+Trifle+Compared+to+Clinton-China+Connection

New Release: The Rodham Rules
http://americarising.tumblr.com/post/62728334502/new-release-the-rodham-rules

******
Oct 13, 2013-sign above freeway Richmond, Va
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/280230/158/Sign-Terry-McAuliffe-Agent-of-Chinese-Spies


45 posted on 11/05/2013 8:48:23 AM PST by Mr Apple ( http://www.angelfire.com/md2/Ldotvets/Bubba_47.html)
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To: ScottinVA

The Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves, if they saw what we allowed the Supreme Court to do.


46 posted on 11/05/2013 8:58:08 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: ansel12

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.


47 posted on 11/05/2013 9:06:29 AM PST by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

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”.


48 posted on 11/05/2013 9:11:25 AM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Friendofgeorge

Sadly.....VERY Sadly I think you are right. AMerica, the GOOD is DEAD....so is AMerica, the GREAT!


49 posted on 11/05/2013 9:28:49 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ClayinVA

Thank you for the update information!!!


50 posted on 11/05/2013 9:31:08 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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