Category Archives: Media

Farnsworth discusses Capitol Hill riot hearings (CP24.com)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that searing testimony of the police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol during the January 6, 2021 insurrection should make it clear to everyone just how  dangerous the rioters  were, and how close the nation came to disaster that day.

Farnsworth discusses Capitol Hill riot hearings (CP24.com)

Political opponents, yes, but Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates share a taste for pricey Zip codes (Washington Post)

“It’s certainly overdue given the amount of votes cast in the Washington suburbs,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor. “Historically, both parties hesitated to focus on a Northern Virginia ticket because of concerns that other parts of the state would be resentful.”

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Republican moderates, nearly extinct, must now seek permission to veer from Trumpist orthodoxy (Burlington County Times)

“Republican candidates in 2021 have a big problem,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. “If you sound too much like Donald Trump, you lose. If you sound too little like Donald Trump, you lose in a different way.”

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Eleanor Clift on Glenn Youngkin: “A Trumpy Wannabe Tries to Spend His Way to Victory in Va.” (The Daily Beast)

And Stephen Farnsworth, Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, is spot on: “The Democrats would pay for Trump to come to Virginia. They’d love to see him in the state. For Youngkin, that wouldn’t be helpful. Every day Trump is part of the national conversation is a good day for McAuliffe and the Democrats.”

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