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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

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a neck-and-neck race for the Republican nomination, and the strain is showing, with Mr. Trump resorting to name-calling and Mr. Cruz implying that his rival is a closet Democrat. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump on top in N.H.; Ted Cruz moves into second: poll

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has built what is now a 20-point lead over his nearest 2016 GOP presidential rival in New Hampshire, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas moving into second place, according to a new poll. Published January 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, looks on during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Donald Trump has 19-point lead over No. 2 Ted Cruz: Poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 19-point edge over his closest 2016 GOP rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a national poll on the Republican field released Wednesday. Published January 20, 2016

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Donald Trump: 'Everybody was trying to get Sarah'

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that "everybody" was trying to get the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed Mr. Trump Tuesday, and that there could be a role for Mrs. Palin in his administration if she wanted one. Published January 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a campaign stop at the Freedom Country Store, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Freedom, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ted Cruz: 'I will always be a big fan of Sarah Palin'

The Cruz campaign has had a change of heart about Sarah Palin. Just hours after his spokesman said Mrs. Palin would be damaged by endorsing Donald Trump, Mr. Cruz himself said he's a big fan of hers. Published January 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters during a campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Bernie Sanders cuts into Hillary Clinton's national lead: poll

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont has cut a 33-point deficit to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton down to 15 points in a new national poll on the 2016 Democratic presidential primary contest released with two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses. Published January 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush take the stage before the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Donald Trump leads in N.H. with No. 2 John Kasich rising: poll

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has retained his front-runner status in the early presidential state of New Hampshire, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich picking up six points of support to move into second place alone, according to a new poll. Published January 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to his supporters as he leaves a campaign stop at Concord High School, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 12 points in Fla.: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is running first in Florida ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and two native sons -- former Florida Gov. Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida -- in a new poll on the 2016 GOP primary contest in the Sunshine State. Published January 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks at the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Human Rights Campaign endorses Hillary Clinton

The Human Rights Campaign -- the country's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group -- on Tuesday announced it is endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president. Published January 19, 2016

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 14 points in S.C.: poll

Businessman Donald Trump has a 14-point lead over No. 2 Sen. Ted Cruz in the first-in-the-south primary state of South Carolina, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush holding down third place in a new poll. Published January 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Le Mars, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Chris Christie: Obama 'lives in a fantasy land' on Iran

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Obama is living in his "own world" in the wake of new developments with Iran and that Iranians wouldn't think they'd be able to steal the United States' "lunch money" if Mr. Christie were president. Published January 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump ups the ante: 'Everybody hates Ted' Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is stepping up his attacks on 2016 GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, declaring on Monday: "Everybody hates Ted." Published January 18, 2016