June 17, 2021

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

Virginia 2021 start: the race to watch the House of Delegates (Love by Life)

Virginia 2021 primary: House of Delegates races to watch (WTOP)

Virginia voters identify as moderate but support progressive policies, poll finds (Virginia Mercury)

Virginia is for … ‘moderates’? (Rappahannock News)

Glenn Youngkin’s Pitch: Tighter Voting Laws, Broader GOP Tent, and Money to Make it Happen (VPM)

Virginia Republicans’ messy, Trumpy race to pick a nominee for governor (Vox.com; Press From)

Virginia voters identify as moderate, despite supporting Democrat policies (NBC29; Henrico Citizens)

U.S. Intelligence to Probe COVID-19 (CTV News Channel)

Democratic Primary: How Many Virginians Have Taken Advantage of Early Voting? (WVTF)

Census delays mean some Virginia Democrats will be on the June ballot twice (The Washington Post; El Tiempo Latino)

They served in Congress as Virginia Republicans. Now they’ve joined a national effort to reform the party. (The Washington Post and Midland Reporter Telegram)

Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas Holding (CTV News Channel)

Youngkin takes fundraising lead in Va. governor’s race with $12 million in loans to himself (The Washington Post)

Fundraising, Name Recognition Shape Virginia Democratic Primary Races (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth and Noah Gardner ’18 Present Research at National Conference

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’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, and Noah Gardner, a 2018 graduate of Mary Washington and a former research associate at the Center, were co-authors of a research paper, “Late Night with Donald Trump: Political Humor and America’s Top Comedy Target,” recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Gardner graduated from UMW last year with Distinction and with Departmental Honors in Political Science after completing an honors project examining U.S. public opinion.