Robert Sarvis debuts campaign ad during gubernatorial debate

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – He may not have been invited to debate, but Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis will get his message across to Virginia voters.

Sarvis will debut a campaign ad during Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate. The ad, which is already posted online, will air in Northern Virginia.

“Like you, I can’t vote for Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow-minded social agenda. I want a Virginia that’s open-minded, and welcoming to all,” Sarvis said in the spot. “And like you, I don’t want Terry McAuliffe’s ‘cronyism,’ either, where government picks winners and losers.”

A recent NBC4/NBC News/Marist poll put Sarvis with 8 percent of the vote, compared to McAuliffe’s 43 percent and Cuccinelli’s 38 percent. A Washington Post/Abt SRBI survey gave Sarvis 10 percent among likely voters.