Farnsworth Focuses on Marquee National Races and Virginia Decisions

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, continued his commentary for upcoming elections following the presidential debate, recent Supreme Court decisions, and Virginia news.

Media mentions include:

2 Army veterans set for major House battle in Virginia (Yahoo News)

“It’s going to be one of the marquee national races this fall,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political analyst at the University of Mary Washington.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-army-veterans-set-major-130751669.html

Virginia House, Senate reach agreement on military education program (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“It’s never a good idea to anger voters, particularly military families,” said Steve Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, in the heart of the 7th Congressional District. “The failure to pass something hurts the two Democrats facing the toughest campaign terrain in November.”

https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/virginia-military-education-benefit-youngkin-lucas-vindman-anderson-kiggans-smasal/article_b70fa6f2-388f-11ef-a061-aba27012d6aa.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

Virginia analysts weigh in on Supreme Court’s presidential immunity ruling (The Daily Progress)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, said the Supreme Court “further reduced the slim chances” of a federal trial before the election stemming from Trump’s actions relating to Jan. 6, 2021.

https://dailyprogress.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/virginia-trump-presidential-immunity/article_475a2a63-e0b0-5132-8384-d091d3455cce.html

Not with a bang, but a whimper (Virginia Business)

“The only thing that the legislature really did is the one thing they have to do: Pass a budget,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington who has tracked the state legislature for decades. “This is a session that would qualify as one of the more forgettable ones.”

https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/not-with-a-bang-but-a-whimper