Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis is funded by a “major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler,” software billionaire Joe Liemandt of Austin, Texas as reported today by Meredith Jessup of the Blaze.
Why would a billionaire Obama bundler in Texas support a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Virginia?
In the attempt to ensure a loss for GOP candidate and Tea Party favorite, Ken Cuccinelli, of course.
The same dirty trick was played on Mia Love, who would have been the first black female Republican congresswoman in history, as reported earlier today at the Examiner. Love was “sabotaged” by a Libertarian candidate who was supported by a Democratic Political Action Committee, UTEPAC, who
“hired a voter contact firm for $10,500, to persuade ‘thousands of 4th District Republicans’ to vote for a Libertarian third-party candidate.”
The Libertarian candidate, Jim L. Vein got 5,703 votes. The Democratic candidate, Jim Matheson, won by 2,818 votes.
As yours truly observed,
“If Democrats can’t persuade Republicans to vote for their candidate, they throw their weight behind a Libertarian candidate to take votes away from the Republican. In Love’s case, the Libertarian candidate did not even realize that he was being supported by Democrats.”
How sad that these slimy tactics are used against candidates that threaten to shake up the establishment.