‘3 train wrecks in the same week’ — Herring revelation worsens the chaos atop Va. Government (WTOP)

“It’s absolutely unbelievable,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. “It’s like looking at three train wrecks in the same week — and who knows how this story ends?” ‘3 train wrecks in the same week’ — Herring revelation worsens the chaos atop Va. Government (WTOP)

Analysts: Additional Scandals May Help Northam (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political analyst at the University of Mary Washington, agrees that the latest scandals surrounding Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring might actually be good for Governor Ralph Northam.

“I think the pressure on Northam to leave office is dramatically reduced in the wake of these latest subsequent scandals,” Farnsworth surmised.

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On a political roll, Virginia Democrats now awash in scandal (The Washington Post)

At the very least, the scandals may make it more challenging for Democratic candidates to claim the moral high ground compared with Trump, who has repeatedly been accused of racism and sexism over the years, said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

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