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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

This combo of 2014 file photos shows Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, left, and Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst. Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. (AP Photo)

Dead heat in Iowa Senate race: poll

A new poll shows the U.S. Senate race in Iowa this year in a dead heat between Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley. Published September 18, 2014

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican (left) and ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, commenced hearings Wednesday on the implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations following the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya that resulted in several American deaths. (Associated Press)

Bipartisan House Benghazi panel kicks off without bickering

The House Select Committee on Benghazi's much-anticipated first public hearing Wednesday produced few partisan fireworks, as members of both parties grilled a top State Department official about improvements to embassy security in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that left America's ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. Published September 17, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat. (Associated Press)

Sen. Joe Manchin: No on arming rebels

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III West Virginia said he's not on board with President Obama's request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels as part of the plan to combat the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Published September 16, 2014

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., listen as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the CityArchRiver project at the Gateway Arch on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Whitney Curtis)

Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises Republicans in August

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) continued to outpace its Republican counterpart in fundraising in August, hauling in $7.7 million as both sides prepare to unload their resources during the final stretch of campaigning ahead of Election Day. Published September 16, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. makes a statement during a live televised debate with Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Hagan up four over Tillis in N.C. Senate race: poll

A new poll shows incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan up by four points in the hotly-contested race in North Carolina, one of about a half-dozen states that will determine which party will control the U.S. Senate after November's midterm elections. Published September 16, 2014

House Select Committee on Benghazi Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., announces the release of a website titled Benghazi on the Record, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The website, according to Cummings, will collect in one place as much information as possible regarding questions about the attacks in Benghazi. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Democrats launch Benghazi website ahead of committee hearing

Ahead of the House Select Committee on Benghazi's highly-anticipated first public hearing Wednesday, Democrats offered some of their own answers to questions surrounding the terrorist attack while Republicans urged them not to prejudge the investigation before it starts. Published September 16, 2014

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, left, R-Dodge City, and Greg Orman, Independent for U.S. Senate, speak at the conclusion of their Senatorial Debate at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan. On Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, Roberts posted an online ad attacking independent candidate Orman as a liberal pretending to be a Kansas conservative and immediately faced demands from the challenger to remove the spot over "manipulated" audio from a recent debate. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Lindsey Bauman)

Roberts down seven in Kansas Senate race: poll

A new poll shows independent candidate Greg Orman leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by seven percentage points in a race that could complicate the GOP's quest to re-take control of the Senate. Published September 16, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. makes a statement during a live televised debate with Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Polls show Kay Hagan with edge in North Carolina Senate race

Two new polls show incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina with an edge over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a race that will play a crucial role in determining which party controls the U.S. Senate after November. Published September 15, 2014