But in the last few days a big influx of cash has come in for the libertarian in the race.
Robert Sarvis is getting help from a group who is hoping to give third party candidates across the country a boost. They want the revolution to start in Virginia.
Here is a look at the ad:
The Purple PAC- is hoping to offer voters are third way. Candidates that are socially liberal but fiscally conservative. They think they've found their man in Virginia in Sarvis.
FEC documents show Purple PAC was founded by a former member of the Federal Election Commissioner Brad Smith and the libertarian think tank Cato Institute’s founder Ed Crane.
The Center for Public Integrity discovered that the group raised more than $500 thousand over the summer, from a small group of donors.
Richard Masson- a horse breeder from Kentucky and Jeffery Yass also of the Cato Institute donated $250 thousand.
DC businessman Phil Harvey gave $50 thousand, while New York City real estate mogul Howard Rich contributed $25 thousand.
There is no telling how much money Purple PAC currently has or where their additional funds are coming from. They are not required by law to disclose their donors.
According to a report in the Washington Post, Purple PAC planned on supporting Sarvis to the tune of $300,000.
Most of these donors have been supportive of Republicans in the past. In Virginia the Purple PAC is staying away from the GOP, and backing Sarvis.
Polls show Sarvis can use the help. He is hovering around double digits, and securing 10 percent in the future will make ballot access easier for libertarian candidates.
Here is our report from NBC12:
Here is where we got our information:
*Purple PAC's FEC Filing (via/Center for the Public Integrity)
*Purple PAC on the FEC web site.
*Story on Purple PAC from the Center for the Public Intergrity
*Washington Post report on Purple PAC