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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

Romney to Northern Virginia for Comstock Tuesday

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser Tuesday evening in McLean, Virginia, for Del. Barbara Comstock, who is running to replace retiring GOP Rep. Frank Wolf as the representative for the state's 10th congressional district. Published September 30, 2014

David Brat says he is focusing right now on getting to know Virginia's 7th Congressional District rather than looking ahead to whom he would support as House speaker if he wins election, but he indicated that the economy is a big issue for him. (Associated Press)

Likely Cantor replacement Brat unsure he’ll support Boehner

Republican congressional candidate David Brat would not commit to supporting John A. Boehner as House speaker next year and isn't ready to say whether he backs President Obama's tactics to fight Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq. Published September 30, 2014

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, during a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Ed Royce: Circumvent Baghdad if necessary to arm Kurds, religious minorities

Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said providing weapons to religious minority groups battling the Islamic State in Iraq is one way to combat the terrorist group — even if it means going around the Iraqi government. Published September 29, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote religious liberty at home and abroad at a gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at 2014 Values Voter Summit

Several 2016 presidential hopefuls made their pitches to the influential gathering of social conservatives over the weekend at the 2014 Values Voter Summit, with at least one past GOP presidential contender urging evangelicals to show up at the polls if they're upset at the direction of the country. Published September 27, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote religious liberty at home and abroad at a gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ted Cruz to conservatives: 'Our values are fundamentally American'

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas fired up a roomful of social conservatives Friday, urging them to hold fast to their values with a little more than a month left until this year's midterm elections and opening up about how faith influenced the lives of his parents. Published September 26, 2014

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Prospective Republican presidential candidates are promoting religious liberty at home and abroad at a gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Santorum: We need strong national defense to protect 'precious freedoms'

Painting a picture of "existential" battles both in America and around the world, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania made a pitch for a strong national defense as a protector of liberty to a socially conservative crowd Friday at the 2014 Values Voter Summit. Published September 26, 2014