November 11, 2019

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, moderated seven state legislative debates in advance of 2019 Virginia legislative elections, two debates for the Senate of Virginia and five debates for House of Delegate seats. Those candidate debates were held in Prince William County, Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg and involved candidates seeking to represent those political jurisdictions as well as other neighboring counties.

Farnsworth also has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Cole’s win helps flip House of Delegates for Democrats (The Free Lance-Star)

Analysis: Donations flood competitive races in election home stretch (RVA HUB; WHSV 3)

Alleged ballot foul-ups plaguing some Stafford precincts (The Free Lance-Star)

Virginia College Students Weigh in Before Election Day (WTVR; Patch.com)

Trump Lashes Out After Impeachment Vote (CTV News Channel)

Fight over energy policy fuels Virginia election spending (The Washington Post; apnews.com; WHSV; CBS19)

2019 Prince William County Election Guide (Inside Nova)

Absentee voting much higher this year than in 2015 (The Free Lance-Star)

Hampton Roads will be a major battleground as Democrats try to take power in Richmond (The Virginian-Pilot)

‘The party needs to have a tough conversation’: Republicans play catch-up when it comes to diversity (The Virginia Mercury)

In contest for Black’s seat, focus on gun violence, response to Justin Fairfax allegations (The Washington Post; Westport News)

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