University of Mary Washington professor and political analyst Stephen Farnsworth told the Free Lance-Star that the race “may be one of the most expensive primary contests for the House this year.”
“A number of potential donors see Democratic legislative majorities in Richmond as a real possibility,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.
“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.”
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.
“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.”