October 19, 2018

Trump and Pompeo Meet on Khashoggi Case (CTV News Channel)

Campaign Cash Is Starting to Flow From One Competitive Race to Another (WVTF)

Libertarian Joe Walton goes up against Brat, Spanberger (Chesterfield Observer)

UMW to Host 1st Congressional District Debate Monday

The University of Mary Washington will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium.

U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Vangie Williams will face off for the first time. UMW Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth will moderate the event, which is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The forum will also be live-streamed at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/umwevents/#.

Read more at https://www.umw.edu/news/2018/10/17/umw-to-host-1st-congressional-district-debate-monday/.

Virginia has 350,000 more voters than four years ago – and many are casting ballots early (The Virginian-Pilot)

Virginia Democrats vying for the U.S. House outraise Republicans for the quarter (The Washington Post)

Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden

Pundits: 5th District race uncharacteristically close (Fauquier Now)

Down Big in Polls, Libertarian Joe Walton Forges On (Idea Stations)

Farnsworth Moderates Fifth Congressional District Debate

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently moderated a Fifth Congressional District debate in Madison County, Virginia. The debate for the district, which stretches from northern Virginia to Danville, was sponsored by Rural Madison and held at Madison County High School.