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Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

A research project on the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Virginia co-authored by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Stephen Hanna, professor of geography and Benjamin Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the center, was featured in the Washington Post and published in the Daily Kos, a leading online news source.

Reviewing the 2013 Elections in Virginia

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Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Stephen P. Hanna, professor and chair of geography, are co-authors of a review essay, “How the Democrats Won Virginia in 2013,” which was published in the Spring 2014 issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine.

Link to article

Farnsworth, Hanna and Harris Publish Column (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

map Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director for the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Steve Hanna, professor and chair of the department of geography, published a collaborative column with UMW senior political science major Benjamin Harris in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The article is about the Medicaid expansion debate in Virginia.

Mapping the Vote for the GOP (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond Times-DispatchMapping the vote: GOP should focus on population centers

BY STEPHEN J. FARNSWORTH AND STEPHEN P. HANNA

Richmond Times-Dispatch

November 20, 2013

Virginia’s large population centers explain why the Republican Party continues to lose ground in state elections.

In many parts of the state, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe did only as well, and sometimes not as well, as Tim Kaine did in his race for governor eight years ago. But, because the Democrats maintained roughly the same percentage of the vote in areas with the greatest population increases, the larger vote margins offset GOP gains in more rural counties.

Link to Opinion Column

Farnsworth and Hanna Co-Author Publication

Farnsworth and Hanna Co-Author Publication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Stephen Hanna, professor and chair of geography, are co-authors of a column, “Why Republicans lost in Virginia — in three great maps,” published on “The Fix” blog of the Washington Post on Nov. 12.

Their collaborations on Virginia politics also appeared this week on the Daily Kos blog and that of the New Republic.