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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by David Sherfinski

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses an enthusiastic crowd during a campaign event for Republican senate candidate David Perdue, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)

Republicans can't quit Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has said repeatedly he's not running for president again, but if he were to throw his hat in for a third presidential run, he's well-positioned for a solid start. Published October 31, 2014

A state trooper is stationed across from the house of nurse Kaci Hickox in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine asks court to limit movements of nurse Kaci Hickox

Maine health officials are asking a court to restrict the movements of a nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa, increasing the pressure in the high-profile case that's testing the balance between the public health response to the disease and personal freedoms. Published October 31, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain, left, and Iowa Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst speak to a packed cafe about  veterans and voter turn out during a campaign stop, Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014, in West Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Hawk Eye, Michael Noble Jr.)

Iowa Senate race deadlocked days out from Nov. 4: poll

A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows the high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Iowa between GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a dead heat just days out from Election Day. Published October 31, 2014

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner (right) holds a lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. (Associated Press)

Purple-blue Virginia will likely see stability in midterms

After lurching back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in elections over the last six years, 2014 is shaping up to be a year in which incumbent seats in Virginia are largely solidified and the state's purple-blue bent is confirmed. Published October 30, 2014

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stumps for Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue at a rally at McDonough Square in Henry County Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Akili-Casundria Ramsess)

Rand Paul: 'The Republican Party brand sucks'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky likened the Republican party to Domino's Pizza this week during a swing through Detroit, declaring that the GOP brand "sucks" as he tries to make it more palatable to minority groups. Published October 30, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a campaign event for Republican businessman Rod Blum, who is running against Democratic state lawmaker Pat Murphy in the 1st Congressional District, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)

Rand Paul's PAC makes six-figure ad buy in Kansas Senate race

RandPAC, the leadership PAC of GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, is making a six-figure ad buy to boost incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas, who is trying to avoid being drummed out of office by independent candidate Greg Orman. Published October 28, 2014

A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the field during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gillespie knocks 'anti-Redskins bill' during Monday Night Football

In a spot that aired during the broadcast of the Washington Redskins' 20-17 upset of the Dallas Cowboys Monday night, Ed Gillespie, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, waded into the thorny battle over the Redskins' team name. Published October 28, 2014

Recovering Ebola patient Amber Vinson, above, was one of two nurses to contract the virus in the U.S. The CDC "did not move quickly enough to train U.S. hospitals how to respond," says Dr. David Stevens. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)

Ebola-free, second Dallas nurse to be discharged from the hospital

Amber Vinson, a second Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after treating the man with the first confirmed case of the virus diagnosed in the United States, is being discharged from the hospital and is now Ebola-free, ABC News reported. Published October 28, 2014