Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, predicted that a write-in campaign will work for Frietas, given his popularity in his district, his wins in 2015 and 2017, and the money the party would be willing to spend to ensure his win…..“He’ll have to work a lot harder, and they’ll have to spend more money than they would ever want to spend, but Democratic odds of winning the seat still seem less than 50/50,” said Farnsworth in a phone interview.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a Fulbright Lecture, “Seeking Truth in an Era of Fake News,” at Methodist College. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A news report on the talk was published in The Star, the nation’s leading English language newspaper, and is found here.
“Our presidential nomination system looks to be a mash up of ‘Survivor,’ where you’re voting people off the island, and March Madness basketball brackets,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and author of multiple books on presidential communication.
Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says any candidate taking money from the governor is taking a risk. “Every candidate who takes money from the governor has had to do so after some pretty careful thought about whether it’s a net positive or a net negative,” he explains.