“Just about every state in the nation would like to be where Virginia is, economically speaking,” said Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs and the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
Tying himself so closely to Biden could pose a risk for McAuliffe, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington.
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.”