Libertarian Party

Despite Scandal-Torn Major Gubernatorial Candidates, Virginia Debates and Polls Ignore Libertarian

Business as usual

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ALEXANDRIA — Virginians will have three options in November when they mark their choice for governor on the ballot.

But you wouldn't know it from scanning coverage of the contentious race for the commonwealth's highest seat in public office.

It's hard to turn on the TV, read a tweet or open a web browser without seeing ads — usually attack ads — for either Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Many pollsters and debate gatekeepers, not to mention media outlets, are leaving Libertarian Robert Sarvis out of the conversation entirely.

And they won't say why.