LP Monday Message: See Sarvis run!? 2013 list

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Rob Sarvis
Rob Sarvis,
LP Virginia
Candidate for Governor

Robert Sarvis is getting so much publicity by running for governor!

He’s a perfect example of how you can amplify your voice for liberty a thousand times by running for office!

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch to Fox News to Public Radio, Sarvis is there. He gets cheated out of the debates, but he’s out there in other ways. Just take a look at the list of 111 stories on his media page. Of course, the 37 campaign events he lists are impressive too.

If the Libertarian Party of Virginia had to pay for all of that publicity, instead of getting it for free from the candidate, it would cost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

Now for the full disclosure: The Sarvis for Governor campaign had to pay more than $25,000 just to get on the ballot. And I believe that Sarvis contributed more than $15,000 of his own money for that petition drive.

Ouch! That’s a lot of money out of his pocket, plus a lot of time taken away from his family!

But that’s the kind of dedicated heroes we have running for office in the Libertarian Party. People willing to give their time and money to make America a freer place for themselves, for their families, and even for the stranger that may never even know about it but will reap the benefits of liberty.

Click here for our complete list of candidates in the 2013 elections. Please send a note to campaigns@lp.org if you see anybody missing from our 2013 list.

I think the number one thing you can do to promote the Libertarian Party and its principles is to run for office. Any office! Please click here to submit your name as a possible future candidate.

You don’t have to work as hard as Robert Sarvis. We’ll help you find an office that fits your time and budget.

Texas has the earliest deadline for the November 2014 elections (December 9 of this year), so if you’re a Texan, submit your name today, before it’s too late!

If you’d like to donate to the Libertarian Party, that will help us recruit and promote more candidates. The Libertarian National Committee often pays to get state parties on the ballot so that their candidates don’t have to pay for ballot access out of their own pockets.

Please run for office, or donate today. $15,000 anyone? $1,500 or $150 or any amount helps.

Thank you for all that you do.

Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

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