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David Sherfinski

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

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, in this March 7, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Scott Walker: If you're on our team, 'you need to respect the voters'

Speaking in South Carolina Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker alluded indirectly to the recent departure of a communications aide he had brought onto his political team after she had drawn fire over tweets she sent about Iowa, an early presidential state. Published March 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses economic issues with reporters before speaking to a banquet at Kansas Democrats' biggest annual convention, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) ** FILE **

Martin O'Malley: 'Too many Democrats' 'complicit in the backslide toward less regulation'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off a two-day swing through the early presidential state of Iowa by calling out both parties on Wall Street reform, saying most congressional Republicans are "hell-bent" on rolling back a 2010 law passed in the wake of the financial crisis while too many Democrats have been "complicit" in the "backslide toward less regulation." Published March 20, 2015

FILE - In this May 24, 2011 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker  John Boehner of Ohio, to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington.  American politicians like to pick and choose when they’ll abide by the storied notion that politics should stop at the water's edge, and when to give that idea a kick in the pants.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Boehner to visit Israel, Netanyahu

House Speaker John A. Boehner will visit Israel during the next district work period, amid heightened tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House. Published March 20, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria Ill., in this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo. According to a source, the Justice Department is investigating possible criminal violations by resigning Illinois congressman. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Justice Dept., FBI investigating Aaron Schock: reports

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the financial activities of Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois as Mr. Schock prepares to leave Congress amid scrutiny of his campaign expenses and business activities, multiple outlets reported Friday. Published March 20, 2015

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., in this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mitt Romney: I wish we had reached out more to minority communities

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he could have done a better job sufficiently communicating his message to minority communities in the country during the last presidential election, and he also said he should have fought back harder against attacks he says were not accurate. Published March 19, 2015

Rapper Ludacris, left, bows his head as he's introduced during a visit to the charter school Utopian Academy for the Arts with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, right, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Riverdale, Ga. Deal and Ludacris may seem like an odd pairing for a campaign event, but the duo was a hit with a cheering crowd of students Friday. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges has been an outspoken supporter of President Barack Obama, penning a profane song during the 2008 campaign criticizing his opponents. But Deal says he couldn't think of anyone better to inspire students at the event. (AP Photo/David Goldman) **FILE**

Ludacris opens for Jeb Bush in Georgia state House

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Georgia state lawmakers to "be bold" on education Thursday — but said he had an ulterior motive in traveling to the state Capitol. Published March 19, 2015

In this March 14, 2015, photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answers questions at a training workshop for the state Republican Party in the auditorium at Concord High School in Concord, N.H. An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library says a "simple misunderstanding" left the wrong impression that Walker personally sought to hold the family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

In S.C., Scott Walker touts 'grassroots,' nationwide fundraising network

As he lays the groundwork for a possible White House run with potential donors and voters in early states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday touted the national network of support he's built up through running in and winning three elections in four years. Published March 19, 2015

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with area residents at a packed house party Friday, March 13, 2015, in Dover, N.H. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Jeb Bush atop potential 2016 GOP field in new poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a new national poll on the potential 2016 Republican presidential field, as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dropped 6 points from a month ago and out of the lead. Published March 18, 2015