Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis is funded by a "major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler" software billionaire Joe Liemandt of Austin, Texas as reported today by Meredith Jessup of theBlaze.
"This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli."
Ken Cuccinelli is running against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Why would a billionaire Obama bundler in Texas support a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Virginia?
To ensure that Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli does not win, of course.
Mark Levin has been highly critical of Sarvis, as he dedicated a large portion of his Monday evening broadcast to the race. Sarvis, who claims to be a Libertarian, supports 'increasing gas levies, and for establishing a 'vehicle-miles-driven tax,'" among other left-leaning "tax and spend" ideas, as reported by Charles C. W. Cooke of the National Review last week.
This tactic is not new. Last year, Gather reported that Mia Love, who would have been the first black female Republican congresswoman in history, was "sabotaged" by a Libertarian candidate who was supported by a Democratic Political Action Committee, UTEPAC, who
"hired a voter contact firm for $10,500, to persuade 'thousands of 4th District Republicans' to vote for a Libertarian third-party candidate."
Jim L. Vein got 5,703 votes. The Democratic candidate, Jim Matheson, won by 2,818 votes.
If Democrats can't persuade Republicans to vote for their candidate, they throw their weight behind a Libertarian candidate to take votes away from the Republican. In Love's case, the Libertarian candidate did not even realize that he was being supported by Democrats.