Hit & Run

John Vaught LaBeaume Says Conservatives Could Learn from Robert Sarvis and Libertarians


Credit: Sarvis Campaign

Flooded with emails accusing Robert Sarvis' Libertarian gubernatorial campaign of being funded by the left, John Vaught LaBeaume couldn't help but muse: what if Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli was the real "leftist plant," "pushed" into the most-followed post-2012 statewide election to stain free markets with unsalable extreme social conservativism for a generation? By contrast, points out LaBeaume, Sarvis' "Open-Minded and Open for Business" attitude won voters the Republicans couldn't.