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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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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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Probe of Blackface Photo in Governor’s Yearbook Finds No Answers (Courthouse News Service)

“The inconclusive report means that things will continue as they have been going in Virginia,” Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, said in a statement sent to Courthouse News. “It still looks like the governor will be able to limp his way through the rest of his term, and he will continue to be of little use to Democratic candidates in Virginia’s midterm elections this fall.”

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U.S. and Canada Reach Deal of Tariffs (CTV New Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that Friday’s decision by President Trump to ease trade tariffs with Canada makes a great deal of sense as the president seeks to increase the trade pressure on China. Trump’s decision may also lead to more rapid acceptance of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, Farnsworth said.

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As Virginia Primaries Near, Progressives Get Ready For A Fight (WAMU)

“Incumbent governors and lieutenant governors and attorneys general would normally be building up crowds, helping campaign and raise money for the Democratic Party,” says Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington. “They’re going to be effectively sidelined because of these scandals.”

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