Fox News: Libertarians “downplay GOP spoiler theory”

From a Fox News story about the Libertarian impact on U.S. Senate races this year:

“Gay marriage, less taxes, there’s overlap there,” Libertarian Party President Wes Benedict told earlier this week. “From a marketing perspective, we want to distinguish ourselves from Democrats and Republicans. But we do want to attract voters from both sides.”

Benedict points to exit polls of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race that appear to upend the theory that Libertarian Party nominee Robert Sarvis cost Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli the race against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, in which he lost 45.5-to-48 percent with Sarvis taking 6.6 percent of the vote.

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