It wasn't a rally with thousands of people in attendance or a high-dollar fundraiser. And that's OK with Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nominee.
Sharpe held a meet-and-greet last week at Wild's Eats & Sweets on Genesee Street in Auburn. Nearly 30 people attended the two-hour event and listened to the candidate for governor explain why he's running.
Economics is a major reason why Sharpe decided to run for governor. As an entrepreneur — he founded and operates a business consulting firm — he has faced the same struggles as many other small business owners. But he is resisting the temptation to relocate to a more business friendly state.
Sharpe revealed that he lost 50 percent of his income in 2017. This year, mainly due to his campaign for governor, he has lost 75 percent of his income.