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THIRD DISTRICT LP CONVENTION at the ROBIN INN on MAY 6, 2014. UPSHAW NOMINATED!

Here is another photo from the Third District Convention.  (Thanks to Joe Enroughty, VP of the Third District Committee of the LP for this photo) The winner, Justin Upshaw, was nominated as the LP candidate in the Third District (The incumbent is Rep. Bobby Scott [D]) on May 6 at the Robin Inn.

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I was there and listened to many of the questions asked of Justin.  I would like to see a debate among so-called major party candidates with the intensity of this one.  Justin had many good answers.  He agreed with me that labeling individual Russians by Congress is bad policy.  Justin is very concerned about the NDAA and USA Patriot Act, supports term limits, and gradually reduce the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.  He is also a veteran and well-spoken.  I hope he can get the 1000 signatures he’ll need to get on the ballot.

Channel 6 (WTVR in Richmond) had this nice report about the LP’s attempt to get on the ballot in every Congressional District.

Nine Libertarians have their eyes set on U.S. House of Representatives offices in multiple congressional districts, so far.

And Robert Sarvis, previously the Libertarian candidate in the 2013 gubernatorial race, will make a run for Mark Warner’s U.S. Senate seat.  He finished third in the governor’s race, but he made a landmark achievement for a third party candidate in Virginia.

Robert Sarvis also has recruited candidates to “Run With Rob” (Remember I was asked to run in the Seventh District and was honored to be asked but this year is not the one!) and they seem to be quality candidates.

“He has encouraged many of these candidates to run and his race for Governor mobilized a lot of people and made many politically active for the first time,” said Joe Enroughty, who is one of three who run the “Old Dominion Libertarian Radio Network.”

Finally, the television station lifts this list from the LP VA website.

Sarvis needs 10,000 signatures statewide, including 400 from each Congressional district.

Here are the Libertarian candidates running for office.

Read more on the official Libertarian Party of Virginia website.

Only the Fifth District has no LP candidate yet.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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