Heavy.com: 'Larry Sharpe: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know'
Larry Sharpe is the Libertarian candidate for governor of New York State. Sharpe, a businessman, has raised an unprecedented amount of money (compared to the amount normally raised by Libertarian candidates in New York). He is not expected to win the election — but he may win enough votes to get his party on the ballot for the next four years.
By October 31, Sharpe’s campaign had amassed $450,000. This may not sound impressive when you compare it to his opponents in the gubernatorial race. After all Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic incumbent, has raised $13,778,685 in the same time period, and the Republican candidate, Marc Molinaro, has brought in $1,914,828. But Sharpe’s war chest is unprecedented for a Libertarian candidate, and some observers think it’s an indicator that the party is growing in strength and influence in New York State.
If Sharpe manages to get at least 50,000 votes in the election, the Libertarian Party will be automatically listed on the ballot for all New York State elections over the next four years.
Here’s what you need to know about Larry Sharpe...