Washington Post column: Virginia should have the first presidential primary

Washington PostStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Media and Leadership Studies, published an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, March 2. The piece, “Virginia Belongs at the Top of the Presidential-Election Calendar,” argues that Virginia should be more integral to the presidential nomination process, since the Commonwealth more closely resembles a microcosm of the U.S.

On Monday, March 5, Farnsworth was quoted in the Associated Press article “Limbaugh Controversy Casts a Fresh Light on Conservative Media Stars’ Impact on GOP Politics.”

In the article “Romney’s Virginia Faceoff with Paul not Overwhelming” in the Tuesday, March 6 edition of The Washington Times, Farnsworth discusses Virginia’s “Super Tuesday” race.