(The following was originally published in WVTF.)
One man seeking Mark Warner’s U.S. Senate seat was missing from the debate over the weekend, hosted by the Virginia Bar Association: Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party’s candidate.
When Robert Sarvis ran for governor last year, he wasn’t invited to the Virginia Bar Association’s debate between Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli and the eventual winner, Democrat Terry McAuliffe. So he haunted the halls outside the debate site, trying to get into the conversation by speaking to reporters covering the event. This year, Sarvis is running for the U.S. Senate, but wasn’t invited to the bar association’s debate this time, either. He responded with a YouTube video that says, among other things, Virginia’s voters suffered because of his exclusion.