Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish ResearchA research project on the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Virginia co-authored by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Stephen Hanna, professor of geography and Benjamin Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the center, was featured in the Washington Post […]

Missing Moderates in Virginia Elections (Daily Kos)

Missing Moderates in Virginia Senate Election 2014 By Stephen J. Farnsworth, Stephen P. Hanna and Benjamin Hermerding Published in the Daily Kos U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) sure is lucky that northern Virginia is still growing – and that rural southwest Virginia is not. For more than a decade, at least until Tuesday, Warner dominated […]

‘Moderate Mark’ Needs a Makeover (Roanoke Times)

By Stephen J. Farnsworth, Stephen P. Hanna and Benjamin Hermerding The “Moderate Mark” of Virginia politics may need an ideological makeover. Thirteen years ago, Democrat Mark Warner was elected governor of a very different state than the one that divided roughly 50/50 on his re-election to the Senate this year. Warner’s moderate politics and his […]

How did the supposedly popular senator almost lose? (Free-Lance Star)

BY STEPHEN J. FARNSWORTH, STEPHEN P. HANNA AND BENJAMIN HERMERDING …Warner’s more moderate political persona gets him very little traction, electorally speaking. Above all, he lost the support of those rural voters who once backed him but are now far less likely to split their tickets. Further, Warner’s generally moderate policies did not generate sufficient […]

Opinion Column on Virginia Politicians

Stephen Farnsworth Publishes Op-EdStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Benjamin F. Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the Center, are coauthors of an opinion column, “Could the Old Dominion Give Birth Again?” published in the Free-Lance Star on April 24. The […]