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Farnsworth Publishes co-authored article on Trump Presidency

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of an article, “Intermedial #MAGA: The Trump Presidency on Screen,” recently published in the Australasian Journal of American Studies.

Dr. Farnsworth also was featured in several local, regional and national news stories:

With Professor of Geography Steve Hanna: Richmond Politics 08/27/21 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Why Meetings to Make Policies for Children are Turning into Fights (WRC-DC NBC)

McAuliffe polls higher, faces GOP lawsuit to keep him off statewide ballot (Potomac Local News)

Crisis in Afghanistan (CTV News Channel)

Chaotic Afghanistan Evacuation Efforts Continue (CTV News Channel)

Deciding Factors (Style Weekly)

McAuliffe touts slate of support from anti-Trump Republicans (Virginia Scope)

Census figures reveal extent of Democrats’ inroads, Republicans’ challenge in Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Eyeing November: Trump trouble ahead for Youngkin? A Biden burden for McAuliffe? (Virginia Mercury)

Republican Glenn Youngkin Rolls Out Tax Proposals (WVTF; WHRV 89.5)

Fed up, the vaccinated find their voice (Virginia Mercury, Fior Reports)

U.S. Military has Left Afghanistan (CTV News Channel)

Republican Glenn Youngkin Rolls Out Tax Proposals (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says the platform of policy proposals, which Youngkin calls his Day One Game Plan, seems like pretty standard Republican politics. "Youngkin is doing what he needs to do to tailor a message that is more appealing to the suburbs than the traditional Republican statewide message, which is heavy on a socially-conservative message," Farnsworth explains.

Republican Glenn Youngkin Rolls Out Tax Proposals (WVTF)

McAuliffe polls higher, faces GOP lawsuit to keep him off statewide ballot (Potomac Local News)

“The legacy of Donald Trump continues to be a powerful tailwind for Democrats,” said University of Mary Washington Political Science Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth.  “Youngkin has to thread a tough needle. He has to figure out a way to sound ‘Trump’ enough to keep Trump supporters energized. But he has to be careful not to sound too much like Trump and risk losing those suburban voters who have never liked the former president.”

McAuliffe polls higher, faces GOP lawsuit to keep him off statewide ballot (Potomac Local News)