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Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Wyllie Running Statewide Ads, But Is It Too Late?

Wyllie is Florida's Libertarian candidate for Governor
Wyllie is Florida's Libertarian candidate for Governor
Wyllie is Florida's Libertarian candidate for Governor
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The Libertarian candidate for Governor is out with a new ad running statewide. Adrian Wyllie may not win the governor’s race, but experts say he could spoil the run for either Governor Rick Scott of Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

Adrian Wyllie has fought to be taken seriously in the 2014 gubernatorial race, and despite being excluded from most debates and voter guides, he’s polling between seven and 13 percent. Now Wyllie is out with a statewide ads promoting his candidacy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnB159Q3hgQ

The ad is simple, just Wyllie against a white background and his campaign slogan splayed in a corner. The most recent poll from the Quinnipiac Polling Institute has Wyllie with seven percent support. Down a few points. But Peter Brown, assistant director of the Institute, says that’s normal.

“In most cases, third party candidates numbers tended to drop close to the election, although there are exceptions to that rule. This appears not to be one of those exceptions," Brown says. "In a race this close, a teeny bit could be all that matters.”  

Brown says which candidate will benefit or fall victim to the Wyllie effect is impossible to predict.

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