In a sting to third party Libertarian nominee Robert Sarvis, former Republican Texas Congressman and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul endorsed Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli on Friday night. According to Politico:
The former Texas congressman, who retains a large following among libertarians after his presidential bid last year, does not mention Sarvis in his two-page letter of support for Cuccinelli.
Instead, he praises Cuccinelli as someone who will be “willing to stand up to the politicians of both parties in Washington.”
“Ken Cuccinelli has always stood for smaller government and limited government,” writes Paul. “He has consistently and unapologetically worked with the Liberty movement in Virginia. His stand against ObamaCare shows he is willing to stand up to Washington’s continued abuses on our individual liberties.”
He quotes his friend Donna Holt, a libertarian activist, calling Cuccinelli “the most pro-liberty legislator and Attorney General we have ever had in Virginia.”
Sarvis is said to be a spoiler in next month’s match up between Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.