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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

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a campaign event for Republican businessman Rod Blum, who is running against Democratic state lawmaker Pat Murphy in the 1st Congressional District, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)

Rand Paul's PAC makes six-figure ad buy in Kansas Senate race

RandPAC, the leadership PAC of GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, is making a six-figure ad buy to boost incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas, who is trying to avoid being drummed out of office by independent candidate Greg Orman. Published October 28, 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

Mark Miloscia is a Republican candidate for state Senate in Washington. (markmiloscia.com)

Religious, racial attacks heat up home stretches of campaigns

A Republican candidate for state Senate in Washington is being attacked anonymously for his Catholic views through a cartoonish flier that says he "has always worn his church on his sleeve" and has best represented the people of "the Vatican." Published October 27, 2014

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GOP ad: 'Vote to keep terrorists off U.S. soil. Vote Republican'

As Republicans on the trail hammer Democrats over foreign policy, the Republican National Committee is out with a new ad highlighting recent scares over the Islamic State and Ebola, as well as a recent report the White House has pushed back on suggesting the Obama administration is looking at ways to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility using executive action. Published October 27, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., makes a comment during a live televised debate with North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

North Carolina Senate race headed down to the wire

New polls show the North Carolina Senate race headed down to the wire, with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan holding a slight lead over Republican Thom Tillis in one survey and the two candidates tied in another one slightly more than a week out from Election Day. Published October 27, 2014

This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol in early morning light in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

GOP has edge, but hasn't yet closed deal in tight Senate races: polls

A flurry of new polls show Republicans in many of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races have slight leads as the party tries to net the six seats it needs to retake control of the Senate, but it appears things are still up for grabs about a week out from Election Day. Here are the latest numbers in some of the key races across the country. Published October 27, 2014

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, center, with her daughter Elizabeth, greets early voters after she cast a ballot at Fulton County's Adamsville Recreation Center in Atlanta in this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

Michelle Nunn up 3 points in Georgia Senate race: poll

Democrat Michelle Nunn leads Republican David Perdue by 3 points, 47 percent to 44 percent, in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Published October 24, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., meets with students and faculty after speaking at a campaign event for Republican businessman Rod Blum, who is running against Democratic state lawmaker Pat Murphy in the 1st Congressional District, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)

In NYC address, Rand Paul calls for foreign policy of 'conservative realism'

Seeking to shed an isolationist label that some have tried to stick on him, Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday called for an American foreign policy agenda he touted as "conservative realism" that falls in between hawkish interventionism and disengagement from the rest of the world. Published October 24, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after her appearance at the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)

National Democrats going back on the air in Kentucky

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is going back on the air in Kentucky to boost Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Published October 23, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, middle, introduces actor Chuck Norris to his mother-in-law, Mary Lucy Phalen, during a campaign event at the Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Billy Calzada)

Chuck Norris endorses Greg Abbott for governor in Texas

Chuck Norris, the martial arts guru who starred in the popular television show "Walker, Texas Ranger" and movies like "The Way of the Dragon" with Bruce Lee, has thrown his support behind Republican attorney general Greg Abbott, who is running to be the next governor of the Lone Star State. Published October 23, 2014