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Libertarian candidate enters Virginia gubernatorial fray

A Libertarian Party candidate for governor has qualified to be on the ballot for November's general election in Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reports 34-year-old Cliff Hyra will join Democratic nominee Ralph Northam and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie on the Nov. 7 ballot. The Virginia Department of Elections confirmed Thursday that Hyra had qualified, following the submission of petitions bearing more than 10,000 signatures.

Hyra is a patent attorney from Hanover County and is running for elected office for the first time. He has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech and a law degree from George Mason University.

Libertarian Robert Sarvis collected less than 7 percent of the popular vote in the last Virginia gubernatorial contest.

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You know, the shame of this is the Libertarians have something to offer the debate but as this demonstrates just about anyone can get their endorsement—and, in the process, they damage their credibility and further enhance their reputation as a fringe party.  I don’t know how many Virginians support their call to decriminalize drug use, but no foreign entanglements, no income tax, minimal federal government involvement in education…but, when you run patently under-qualified candidates you don’t get a seat at the table.


34 years old? Not enough life experience to be Governor of Virginia with 8m+ residents. He should move to New Hampshire where he likely has a better chance, given their Libertarian mindset.


“...funded by the Dems no doubt.”

An example of our Trumpian times…conspiracies everywhere.


A straw person to take away votes from Gillespie, funded by the Dems no doubt.

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