Category Archives: Current UMW in the News

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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Trump Battles China, Congress (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that President Trump will likely lose most of his legal battles with Congress over access to government records and his tax forms. Effective congressional oversight requires access to such materials, and the courts have favored disclosure of such documents in the past, with exceptions for national security materials that judges believe should be kept confidential, Farnsworth said.

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Incumbents in some Key Races Trail in Fundraising (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says it’s telling these members haven’t been able to catchup yet. “While incumbents can’t raise money during the session, the reality is that once the session is over the money can start rolling in, and it usually rolls in at a pretty good clip if there is a sense that this is a contestable race.”

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Why is the president’s health important? (El Pais of Spain)

“In our political system, the president has so much authority that any factor that affects his decision making is of great public concern,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science  and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and the author of various books examining the presidency, political communication and public opinion.

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Book brief: Farnsworth to speak on book at LOW Community Center (Free Lance-Star)

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, will speak on the topic of his latest book, “Presidential Communication and Character,” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on April 28.

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