Political analysts in the state such as Steve Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, have said that while changing demographics have made the state bluer, it is far from California. The analysts are right, despite what a number of conservatives claim.
Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, thinks Bloomberg’s unique reputation in the state could certainly help him on Tuesday, but maintains that the state is still up for grabs. “What [Bloomberg] has done historically in Virginia, in terms of supporting candidates who favored gun control, has built up some IOUs among Virginia Democrats,” he says.
Dr. Farnsworth’s segment starts at 36 minutes into the program.
Still, the results suggest that voters wanted to send a message, said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor. “This was really an extraordinary rebuke of Donald Trump and all he stands for,” Dr. Farnsworth said.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said the latest unconfirmed reports relating to Donald Trump and Russia will create problems for pro-Russian cabinet nominees as well as for president-elect himself.
“And so what you have during the last two election cycles I think really created kind of a harvest time for television networks. Lots of money coming in and they just had to rake it up.”