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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Democrat Martha Coakley, center, pauses as she concedes defeat to Republican Charlie Baker in the Massachusetts governor's race, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Somerville, Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, looks on. Baker became the state's first Republican governor since Mitt Romney left office in 2007.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Martha Coakley to women: 'Throw your hat back in the ring!'

Democrat Martha Coakley, who lost her race for governor in deep-blue Massachusetts to Republican Charlie Baker this week, told women in her concession speech Wednesday that if they get knocked down, they need to get right back up again. Published November 6, 2014

Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general-elect; Bob McDonnell, governor-elect; and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (from left) receive cheers from supporters during a victory party at the Marriott in Richmond on Tuesday night.

Mullins steps down as head of Republican Party of Virginia

Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia since 2009, told fellow Republicans on Wednesday that he's stepping down from his position and a new election will be held for chairman early next year. Published November 5, 2014

A line of early voters winds down the sidewalk in front of the South Regional Library, an early voting site, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Durham, N.C. Some voters waited in line for nearly two hours to cast their ballots on the last day of early voting. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)

Likely voters narrowly prefer a GOP-controlled Congress: poll

Though polls show Republicans ahead in a number of key U.S. Senate contests, a new national poll shows a close contest between the two major parties on the question of who voters would like to see control Congress. Published November 3, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is pulling ahead of rival Bruce Braley in the Iowa race. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ernst, Braley tied in new poll on Iowa Senate race

One day out from Election Day, a new poll puts Republican Joni Ernst in a dead heat with Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa. Published November 3, 2014

Incumbent Republican Rep. Michael Grimm answers reporters' questions after a recorded, televised debate for the 11th Congressional District race with his Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at WABC-TV in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Indicted GOP Rep. Michael Grimm up 19 points in re-election bid

GOP Rep. Michael Grimm, who was indicted on tax and wire fraud charges in April and in January famously threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address, is leading his Democratic opponent by 19 points in a new poll. Published November 3, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, greets voters with, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., far left and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., center at the puritan Backroom Restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Shaheen gets last-minute boost from Clintons in N.H.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is getting some last-minute help from former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her race against Republican Scott Brown. Published November 3, 2014

Election Day bought out hordes of voters in Washington, D.C., but dozens of ballots were cast using the names of people who had moved to Prince George's County years ago. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Early voting up from 2010 across 10 states

Early voting is up in at least 10 states from 2010, with Democrats outpacing Republicans in the key state of North Carolina and the GOP running out to an early advantage in Colorado. Published November 3, 2014

Republicans can't quit Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has said repeatedly he's not running for president again, but if he were to throw his hat in for a third presidential run, he's well-positioned for a solid start. Published October 31, 2014