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Farnsworth Comments in the National and Regional News

Farnsworth Comments in the National and Regional News

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

In this suburban Democratic primary, all 4 candidates are first-generation Americans (The Washington Post)

State’s primary process is ‘something of a free for all’ (NBC 12)

After a Mass Shooting, Virginia Is Rethinking Its Gun Laws—and Rewiring the 2020 Race (Mother [...]

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Va. candidate backed by Democratic Socialists draws attacks from Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw (Washington Post)

“In any primary, you need consistent prodding to get people to the polls,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. “The one thing that can counter money is work on the ground. When you have a lot of energetic volunteers knocking on doors, money may not be as decisive.”

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Done With Dominion, Some Dems Spurn All Corporate Dollars (WCVE)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, said that group generally needs something “new and different” to overcome the inherent benefits of incumbency.

“Incumbents are going to get most of the campaign finance money anyway,” Farnsworth said. “So you can make a statement of principle out of your disadvantage.”

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