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At GOP Convention, Youngkin bids for national role (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“I am sure the governor hopes that national Republicans will think of him a lot in the next four years, but his speech will not rank up there with Obama’s 2004 speech," said Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political scientist. "Of course if Trump wins, Youngkin may end up in his cabinet.” At GOP Convention, Youngkin bids for national role (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Kamala Harris’s Rebranding Could Make Her ‘More Sympathetic’ (Newsweek)

Stephen J. Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, told Newsweek that her memes can help her reach young voters. "Vice President Harris has shown a greater ability to connect with younger voters than President Biden has. Her many appearances on college campuses and before younger groups, her focus on abortion rights, and her meme game make her an ambassador of sorts from the administration to younger adults," he said. Kamala Harris’s Rebranding Could Make Her ‘More Sympathetic’ (Newsweek)

New campaign finance figures show millions on hand for some candidates (WVTF)

"Increasingly, you're going to be looking at a Democratic Party that is playing triage," says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington. "Where are the best places for Democrats to invest their money? They're going to be thinking about that, and it may be that they will be looking at the 7th much more aggressively than the 2nd." New campaign finance figures show millions on hand for some candidates (WVTF)

Spanberger gets big jump as Democrats look to 2025 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

"It's clear that the Democrats are planning already for 2025," said Steve Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. "A lot of money is being dropped on candidates who aren't on the ballot this year. Spanberger gets big jump as Democrats look to 2025 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Meet Virginia’s 7th District candidates (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth, a politics professor at the University of Mary Washington, says whoever wins Virginia’s 7th district may decide the fate of the majority in congress. “This district is really a district that Democrats can win on good days [or] Republicans can win on good days and you can expect both to put an immense amount of money into this race,” Farnsworth said. 

Meet Virginia’s 7th District candidates (WVTF)