Robert Sarvis, the record-setting Libertarian vote-getter, has just endorsed Gary Johnson’s campaign for President.
Here is the official press release from the Johnson campaign
Record-setting Libertarian vote-getter Sarvis endorses Gary Johnson for LP Pres nodMarch 1, 2016, Santa Fe, NM — Robert Sarvis, the record-setting Libertarian statewide vote-getter today endorsed fmr. New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party’s (LP) presidential nomination. The endorsement was released via a post on Sarvis’ Facebook page.Sarvis earned record-setting mainstream media coverage and vote-totals for governor of Virginia, 2013’s nationally-watched statewide election.The vote Gov. Johnson earned in 2012 as the LP’s presidential candidate also set a Libertarian Party record for the highest popular vote won in the party’s electoral history.In making his endorsement, Sarvis cited Johnson’s experience as a two-term fiscally responsible governor of New Mexico, and his ability to earn wide mainstream media coverage, through which he can reach and win the votes of libertarian-leaning Americans.Sarvis said “when it comes to the choice of who the nominee should be, the answer is obvious.“Our nominee must proselytize for freedom to non-Libertarians, speaking their language, not ours, and attracting them on their terms, not ours.”Sarvis concluded: “When I look at the field of candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination, only one stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s Gary Johnson.”
This is a big endorsement for Governor Gary Johnson as he tries to sow up the nomination of the Libertarian Party. Party leaders seem to be coalescing around the former Governor in hopes that his mainstream appeal will attract voters in this already tumultuous election cycle.