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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

FILE - This June 29, 2014 file photo shows Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking in Louisville, Ky. Grimes has released her first attack ad, mischaracterizing Sen. Mitch McConnell’s voting record on overhauling Medicare. In the ad, a retired coal miner asks how he and his wife are supposed to afford the extra $6,000 in Medicare costs that McConnell voted for. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

McConnell camp hits Grimes over campaign bus costs

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign is hitting Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for renting a bus acquired by her father's company for less than what other like services would charge — a discrepancy legal experts say could be considered an illegal in-kind contribution. Published August 19, 2014

This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol in early morning light in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Senate Dems' campaign arm raises $7.7 million in July: report

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is maintaining its fundraising advantage over its Republican counterpart, raising $7.7 million in July and finishing with $32 million on hand for the fall general election push, The Associated Press reported. Published August 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obamacare fading as top GOP ad issue in key Senate races: report

Republicans in competitive Senate races across the country are backing off their reliance on Obamacare as their top weapon against Democrats on the airwaves, with a leading GOP pollster saying the health care overhaul isn't going to be the most important issue for the fall midterms. Published August 19, 2014

Protesters march on Tuesday for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb. (Associated Press)

Eric Holder promises fair, thorough investigation of Ferguson shooting

Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, simmered Tuesday ahead of a scheduled visit from U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and as prosecutors prepared to present evidence to a grand jury in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Published August 19, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri

Attempting to quell the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama called Monday for protesters and law enforcement to find a peaceful way forward after demonstrations over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager that have been marred with images of violence and military-style force in the streets. Published August 18, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

Harry Reid breaks the bank to save Democrats' Senate majority

Senate Majority PAC, far and away the biggest-spending super political action committee of the election cycle — at nearly $25 million — has begun pouring millions of dollars into Michigan, Iowa and Colorado, signaling just how quickly Democrats have shifted to defense heading into November's elections. Published August 15, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm speaks at a news conference in a park next to federal court, Monday, April 28, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Staten Island Republican was arrested earlier in the day and pleaded not guilty to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

DCCC, NRCC up with first ad buys of campaign cycle

The campaign arms for Democrats and Republicans in the House are out with their first independent expenditure ads of the cycle, signifying an early unofficial start to the fall campaign season. Published August 12, 2014

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives to his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. President Obama defeated Romney. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Romney pollster to GOP: Don't bank on 'enthusiasm gap'

Neil Newhouse, the pollster for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said in a new memo that signs are pointing toward a possible Republican wave in the fall — but cautioned the party that relying too much on "voter enthusiasm" could be perilous. Published August 11, 2014