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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right), campaigning with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, talks to reporters in Aston, Pa., in April 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney assails NYT over story on Marco Rubio's finances

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tore into The New York Times for a recent article on the finances of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida that said Mr. Rubio's financial management was flagged by Mr. Romney's team when vetting the Florida Republican in 2012 as a possible running mate. Published June 12, 2015

Party insiders expect Jeb Bush and his allies to surpass the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's opening fundraising haul. But winning over voters will be tougher, the analysts said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney on Jeb Bush: 'A candidate makes mistakes -- I'm proof of that'

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he thinks former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would probably like a mulligan on the recent question on the 2003 invasion of Iraq but said that Mr. Bush is a "very capable person" who could raise more money than all the other GOP presidential contenders put together. Published June 12, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about education reform, Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In Iowa, Christie slams unions, details education agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday relayed his own battles with teachers' unions and dismissed the notion of free college as a "typical liberal approach" as he laid out his vision for K-12 and higher education in America. Published June 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a stop at Panora Telecom Solutions, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Panora, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Rick Santorum signs ATR tax pledge

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has signed Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge committing to oppose and veto any efforts to raise taxes, the group said Thursday. Published June 11, 2015

Paul Ryan: 'We have the votes that we hope to have' on trade

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who has led the House push on free trade, said Thursday "we have the votes that we hope to have" ahead of a scheduled Friday showdown on granting President Obama fast-track authority on trade deals. But, Mr. Ryan cautioned, some Democratic support will also be necessary to secure final passage. Published June 11, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Politics and Eggs breakfast meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Christie is finishing a two-day swing through the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Chris Christie dings GOP, highlights New Jersey record at Latino Coalition luncheon

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaking at a Latino Coalition luncheon in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, said his own party has been guilty at times of an unwelcoming tone toward prospective "new members" but highlighted his own performance among Latino voters during his 2013 re-election campaign as what can come if leaders are willing to listen. Published June 10, 2015

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Associated Press) **FILE**

Eric Cantor: Dem 'civil war' on trade could have 'profound impact'

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday that a "civil war" among Democrats on trade policy "could have a profound impact on America's future engagement with the world." Published June 10, 2015

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to an audience at a restaurant in Nashua, N.H., on May 6, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Kasich super PAC secures top adman Fred Davis ahead of possible '16 bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is bringing on a pair of Republican campaign veterans ahead of his possible entrance into the 2016 presidential race, including the man behind the 2008 ad linking President Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears and a number of other memorable campaign spots. Published June 10, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., gestures during a talk at the AP Day at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  Webb has formed an exploratory committee to look into his running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Jim Webb heading to Iowa June on 14-16

Former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, who is weighing a 2016 run for president on the Democratic side, is heading to Iowa for a multiday trip starting Sunday. Published June 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina listens during at a campaign event at New Boston Central School, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New Boston, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Carly Fiorina vows to make first GOP presidential debate

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she will be on the stage in August at the first GOP presidential debate, which is to be limited to the top 10 candidates in recent public polls leading up to the forum. Published June 10, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters outside of the Senate Chamber following his address to the Senate in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: 'White kids don't get the same justice'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took his pitch for criminal justice reform on Tuesday to Baltimore, where he once again mentioned Kalief Browder, a New York man who recently committed suicide after having spent three years at Rikers without being convicted of a crime. Published June 10, 2015