Author Archives: Steve

Kaine versus Youngkin 2024? a poll asks who would win (WFIR)

“Governor Youngkin has been building his national profile in recent weeks as he campaigns for Republican candidates around the country, and that could help him if he chooses to run for the Senate,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. “While there has been some buzz lately about the governor being a possible presidential candidate, this poll suggests Youngkin has additional political opportunities here in Virginia.”

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New poll shows voters split between Kaine and Youngkin in hypothetical Senate race (WRIC)

“Governor Youngkin has been building his national profile in recent weeks as he campaigns for Republican candidates around the country, and that could help him if he chooses to run for the Senate,” Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, said in a statement accompanying the poll. New poll shows voters split between Kaine and Youngkin in hypothetical Senate race (WRIC)

Editorial: Dodging media, debates undercuts democracy (The Free Lance-Star)

Sponsors for the UMW debate, according to UMW Professor Stephen Farnsworth, would have been UMW Student Government, the area Chamber of Commerce, The Free Lance–Star, the area League of Women Voters, and Virginia Public Media.

“For many years,” Farnsworth told The Free Lance–Star, “[Republican] Congressman Rob Wittman recognized the importance of debating his opponents in Fredericksburg, a key area population center. I worry, though, that there is an increasing willingness on the part of some candidates to forgo these important community events.”

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