Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Professor of Geography Stephen P. Hanna; and Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in political science and in communication and digital studies, are coauthors of a book chapter entitled, “Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections,” which was published in the new book, Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, just published by Virginia Tech.
Further information on the book is available here: Link
Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says the convention format favors the incumbent. “The challenger in the Republican field is going to have to create a much, much more powerful organization to compete with an existing member of Congress,” Farnsworth says.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered a public lecture, “Reviewing the Biden Presidency (so far),” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center in Locust Grove. The talk drew on Dr. Farnsworth's recent book, "Presidential Communication and Character."
Dr. Farnsworth also commented on several stories in the regional and national news:
Stephen Farnsworth is a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington and director of the school’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. “The recreational marijuana industry is the wild, wild West right now,” Farnsworth said.
“There’s no doubt Jon Stewart made much more of a splash in public discourse 20 years ago than he’s making today,” Stephen Farnsworth, co-author of a book about late-night TV shows during the Trump era, told Bloomberg.
“2022 is a year full of changes that people are going to be experiencing. We have a new early voting system in place, we have new congressional districts, and depending on where you are in Virginia, the Republican primary may be a Republican convention instead,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “It’s a very complicated system for voters, and without an awful lot of effort, turnout is likely to be pretty low as a result of all these changes.”
Virginia early voting, GOP conventions: What you need to know (Washington Post)