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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by David Sherfinski

Donald Trump erases Hillary Clinton's lead in Ohio, poll shows

Buoyed by increased support among Republicans in Ohio, Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up in the state, and he is ahead of her in a four-way contest, according to a survey taken in the days after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Published July 26, 2016

Three individuals were arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a combined $362,824 in methamphetamine and almost $71,000 in marijuana.

Pro-marijuana groups eye Democrats in federal legalization effort

Pro-marijuana advocates are hopeful the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia will serve as a prominent springboard for the next steps to legalize the drug, saying potential progress at the federal level would likely go up in smoke in a Donald Trump administration. Published July 25, 2016

Then-Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner speaks after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ex-Ohio senator to Sanders backers: We have to 'search our hearts'

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter, told a crowd of Sanders fans gathered outside city hall Monday not to hold it against the Vermont senator for supporting Hillary Clinton and also said more Democrats need to respect the feelings of Sanders supporters. Published July 25, 2016

DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz made decision to resign: Clinton campaign

The Clinton campaign said Monday that it was Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's own decision to resign her post and gave no indication Ms. Wasserman Schultz was planning to give up her role opening the convention later Monday. Published July 25, 2016

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo, DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami.  On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz jeered at Florida delegation event

Members of the audience at a Florida delegation event Monday morning loudly jeered Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic National Convention kicks off, indicating the controversy over the recent Democratic National Committee email leak is not going away anytime soon. Published July 25, 2016

This June 23, 2016, file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addressing supporters in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File) ** FILE **

John Podesta: We haven't reviewed Bernie Sanders' speech yet

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said that as of Monday morning, the campaign had yet to review the speech Sen. Bernard Sanders was scheduled to deliver later on in the evening at the Democratic National Convention, but said he's confident the speech will be good for the Clinton campaign. Published July 25, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Clinton spokesman: 'I don't think' there will be proof Hillary was connected to DNC issues

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said on Monday he doesn't "think" there will be proof tying Mrs. Clinton to the embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails that mused about undermining Sen. Bernard Sanders, but that the voters ultimately did have the final say in the Democratic nominating contest. Published July 25, 2016

John Podesta, now chairman of Hillary Clinton for America, is on the team rebranding the Democratic Party's new presidential candidate. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

John Podesta: It's Debbie Wasserman Schultz's choice to open, close convention

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said Monday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz did what she needed to do in resigning her post as chair of the Democratic National Committee, but that it's Ms. Wasserman Schultz's choice to appear onstage to officially open and close the convention. Published July 25, 2016

Despite some minor snafus, Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, says he plans to keep doing his thing going forward, touting a recent single-day "money comet" haul. (Associated Press)

Libertarians hope to woo supporters from RNC

But despite some minor snafus and less than half a million dollars in the bank, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee says he plans to keep doing his thing going forward, touting a recent single-day "money comet" haul of $100,000 and calling developments at the GOP convention a "sad state of affairs." Published July 21, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 42nd International Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House, Hillary Clinton quick to hit Donald Trump's NATO talk

The Obama White House and Hillary Clinton's campaign were quick to pounce Thursday on new comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raising fresh questions over the U.S. commitment to its NATO allies, while GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Mr. Trump would honor U.S. treaty obligations while getting NATO's European members to pay their fair share. Published July 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied a crowd in April at the Milwaukee Theatre. Party members in the state hope this is the year they win the big prize. (Associated Press)

Wisconsin Republicans see hope this year to back a presidential winner

Wisconsin Republicans have captured their state's governorship and one of its U.S. Senate seats, and now have the speaker of the House -- but the big prize, the state's 10 Electoral College presidential votes, has long eluded them. With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, though, they say this is the year that changes. Published July 21, 2016

Eric Trump, son of Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, watches during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Eric Trump: Ted Cruz's speech was 'classless'

Eric Trump said Thursday that Sen. Ted Cruz's speech on Wednesday at the Republican National Convention was "classless" and that the Quicken Loans Arena was "literally shaking" with boos from the crowd. Published July 21, 2016