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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

A state trooper is stationed across from the house of nurse Kaci Hickox in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine asks court to limit movements of nurse Kaci Hickox

Maine health officials are asking a court to restrict the movements of a nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa, increasing the pressure in the high-profile case that's testing the balance between the public health response to the disease and personal freedoms. Published October 31, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain, left, and Iowa Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst speak to a packed cafe about  veterans and voter turn out during a campaign stop, Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014, in West Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Hawk Eye, Michael Noble Jr.)

Iowa Senate race deadlocked days out from Nov. 4: poll

A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos shows the high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Iowa between GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a dead heat just days out from Election Day. Published October 31, 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

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stumps for Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue at a rally at McDonough Square in Henry County Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Akili-Casundria Ramsess)

Rand Paul: 'The Republican Party brand sucks'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky likened the Republican party to Domino's Pizza this week during a swing through Detroit, declaring that the GOP brand "sucks" as he tries to make it more palatable to minority groups. Published October 30, 2014

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner (right) holds a lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. (Associated Press)

Purple-blue Virginia will likely see stability in midterms

After lurching back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in elections over the last six years, 2014 is shaping up to be a year in which incumbent seats in Virginia are largely solidified and the state's purple-blue bent is confirmed. Published October 30, 2014

A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the field during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gillespie knocks 'anti-Redskins bill' during Monday Night Football

In a spot that aired during the broadcast of the Washington Redskins' 20-17 upset of the Dallas Cowboys Monday night, Ed Gillespie, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, waded into the thorny battle over the Redskins' team name. Published October 28, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, has been polling strong and energizing her base while Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis is struggling to gain the support of more conservative members of the GOP. (Associated Press)

Conservative group knocks 'race hustling' ad in North Carolina

A conservative group is out with a new spot denouncing as "race hustling" a recent ad from a leading Democratic super PAC tying Republican Thom Tillis, who is running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, to the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Published October 28, 2014