Category Archives: Political Science and International Affairs

Presidential health, a public or private matter? (Revista Credencial)

Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, says that silence is even more unhealthy for the security of a country: “The rumors are worse than the facts, also the truth comes to light relatively quickly when there are health problems.”

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Democrats see boost in fundraising (Chesterfield Observer)

“It speaks to how people in the know view the candidates,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. “If a race is competitive, if a challenger is viable, if an incumbent is in trouble, money will [follow].”

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Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

University of Mary Washington political scientist Stephen Farnsworth attributes the rise in registrations to the high stakes of the upcoming election.

“These narrow majorities create an environment where parties have to compete in all sorts of places,” Farnsworth says. “Part of that is getting as many registered as possible.”

Voter Registration Is Up In Virginia, And That Could Help Democrats (WAMU)

Analysts: Accepting PAC Money from the Governor Could Have Mixed Results (WVTF)

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.

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Several Fredericksburg area races on ballot, but will Tuesday’s primaries attract voters? (Free Lance-Star)

A low turnout wouldn’t surprise Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.

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Virginia State House Is Up for Grabs on Tuesday (Courthouse News Service)

“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.

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