Year of Fear, Chapter Five: Are Democrats an Endangered Species in Caroline County? Maybe Not. (Columbia Journalism Review)

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth was not dismayed by the relative quiet in Central Virginia prior to Super Tuesday. 

He is a professor of political science and international affairs and founder of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, one of two colleges within a thirty-minute commute from Caroline County. He has been observing politics in Virginia for more than two decades.

“I think the Virginia outcome is very uncertain,” he said, a few days before Super Tuesday. “Candidates are looking at an electorate that is of two schools of mind. One is that they agree with their views. Another perspective is, ‘which candidate has the best chance of beating President Trump.’

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