Sarvis Not Invited to Participate in Final Governor Debate

BLACKSBURG – Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for Governor of
Virginia, will not be invited to participate in the final debate of the governor's

WDBJ, the station organizing the
Oct. 24 debate on the Virginia Tech campus, announced late Thursday that Robert
Sarvis has fallen just short of the 10 percent threshold for a third candidate
to get on stage.

Sarvis released a statement that
says he is disappointed, but not surprised.

“We all know what happened
here,” the statement reads. “As the goalposts kept changing over the past
couple weeks, it became clear that the decision would be made on the basis of
measures that have the patina of objectivity, but in fact are designed to

Although he won't participate in the debate, Sarvis says he is undeterred in his campaign.

“To the
voters of Virginia, I say this: I won't let anyone take away your right to hear
from all the candidates. I will carry on the campaign and show you why I am –
and my vision for a Virginia that's both 'Open-minded and
Open for Business' is – the best choice for Governor of Virginia.”

The candidates–including Robert Sarvis–will be at the 8News and Radio One Gubernatorial Community Forum on Saturday, Oct. 26. Click here to sign up and ask them your questions.


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