November 27, 2021

Battleground preview week day #2 – State-level races (Ballotpedia)

Virginia’s redistricting commission’s failure to transcend partisanship has lessons for other states, critics say (The Washington Post; Westport News)

McAuliffe-Youngkin Governor’s Race Tests Democrats’ Tenuous Hold on Virginia (US News and World Report)

Virginia’s suburbs are the key battleground for control of the House of Delegates (The Washington Post)

The Politics Hour: October 15, 2021 (WAMU)

VA-Gov: Turns Out That Trump’s GOPer Actually Supported Critical Race Theory Before He Went Full MAGA (Daily Kos)

Northern Virginia early voting sends possible warning signs for Democrats, McAuliffe campaign (WUSA 9)

The Washington Post Publishes Farnsworth and Burkley Opinion Column

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Sally Burkley, a senior Political Science and Communication and Digital Studies double major at UMW, are coauthors of an opinion column published in The Washington Post entitled, “Virginia school boards can dismiss the loud voices.” Link:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/08/virginia-school-boards-can-dismiss-loud-voices/

Virginia’s 2021 governor’s race may paint a picture for the 2022 midterm elections (Straight Arrow News)

Opinion: Virginia school boards can dismiss the loud voices (The Washington Post)