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There are a lot of good races for the libertarian/constitutionalist in 2014.  But this is 2013!  What can I do for the cause of liberty with say fifty bucks!

Let me say first, the local constitutionalist running this year with a solid chance to either win or influence the debate is the best bang for your buck.  But what about the three big races?  Governor of New Jersey, Mayor of New York, and Governor of Virginia.  There are libertarians running for all three of those positions but I would suggest Chris Christie is a solid favorite in New Jersey (Here’s the LP candidate for NJ Governor, Ken Kaplan) and until the major parties select their candidates, we cannot tell who is best able to roll back the Bloomberg nanny state/left wing authoritarian state in NYC.  There is a Libertarian running for Mayor of NYC , Michael Sanchez, but he only has a FB page at the moment.  I admire anyone trying to get the liberty message “behind enemy lines” so to speak but what would be the bang for that buck?  If you live in NJ or NYC, certainly you should support the local liberty candidate.

You can give money to Ken Cuccinelli here in VA.  Some will do so.  It’s a sound choice.  He did fight Obamacare all the way to the SCUS!  I can say he’s a principled conservative although I am sorry he did not continue to oppose the McDonnell tax increase and it is widely reported he did take gifts from Star Scientific’s CEO.  Here is Ken Cuccinelli’s website to donate.

That brings me to Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for governor of Virginia.  Already noted in the polls at five and seven percent with a tight negative race, There is some real potential for upward mobility and Sarvis is an excellent campaigner.  I think he would be a fine major party candidate.

If 100,000 libertarian/constitutionalist/Ron Paul supporters gave fifty bucks to Sarvis, he’d have FIVE MILLION DOLLARS!  What would happen?  That would make him a contend-AH to actually win the election.  Just the money being raised would do what the two Lyman money bombs did for Ron Paul in 2008:  Force the media to cover him and his ideas.  He would be invited to debates.  Even if not a win, Virginia needs to have a liberty message.  I admire the rise of LP candidates in the Commonwealth.  Here is Sarvis’s donation page.

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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