Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that Donald Trump’s attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz over ethanol are yet another example of how odd US presidential nomination process is. The ethanol mandate benefits the Iowa economy, and supporting the corn subsidy is something most candidates do to win over voters in the nation’s first caucus, he said.
Bernie Sanders’s explicit call for tax hikes on the middle class is a political gamble that flies in the face of conventional political wisdom that voters do not like such appeals from candidates, said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.
Stephen P. Hanna, professor of geography, and Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University of Mary Washington Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a co-authored research paper, “Visualizing Virginia’s Changing Electorate: Mapping Presidential Elections from 2000 to 2012,” at the Virginia Social Science Association Annual Meeting in Richmond, VA.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, was co-author of a research article entitled, “Authors’ Response: Improving News Coverage in the 2012 Presidential Campaign and Beyond,” which was published in the August 2012 issue of Politics & Policy.