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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

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan walks through a crowd of supporters on her way to the board of visitors meeting on Monday. (Associated Press)

McDonnell issues deadline to resolve U.Va. leadership crisis

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday informed the the University of Virginia's governing board that he will ask for the entire board's resignation Wednesday if members do not decide whether or not to reinstate ousted President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday. Published June 22, 2012

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan walks through a crowd of supporters on her way to the board of visitors meeting on Monday. (Associated Press)

Interim U.Va. president steps back from his position

The interim president of the University of Virginia said Friday he is suspending his position pending the potential reinstatement of President Teresa Sullivan at a meeting of the school's governing board set for Tuesday. Published June 22, 2012

** FILE ** George Allen (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Allen unveils first two television ads, pivots to general election

For Republican George Allen, the general election campaign for U.S. Senate in Virginia has officially begun. Mr. Allen on Thursday unveiled his first two television ads and the statewide six-figure ad campaign will run on cable throughout the summer. Published June 21, 2012

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell removed a representative to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, contending he had a conflict of interest. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Airports board, McDonnell in standoff

The board chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority struck a cautious tone Wednesday amidst a messy legal dispute that once again pits the board against the administration of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published June 20, 2012

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan walks through a crowd of supporters on her way to the board of visitors meeting on Monday. (Associated Press)

Bad feelings still roil University of Virginia

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday the sudden, forced resignation of the University of Virginia's president should have been handled better. He declined to say whether he would reappoint the university official said to be behind the ouster. Published June 19, 2012

Vet worker wins claim for rabies treatment

The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission has reversed a deputy commissioner's decision and forced an animal clinic to pay for a former employee's rabies shots, even though she was never diagnosed with the disease. Published June 18, 2012

** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Associated Press)

Pro-choice advocates face uphill climb in Virginia

Pro-choice advocates still face a number of hurdles after the Virginia Board of Health's sudden decision to exempt existing abortion clinics from having to comply with hospitallike construction requirements on items such as hallway width and room sizes. Published June 17, 2012

** FILE ** Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (The Washington Times)

Va. GOP's revote for convention exposes rift

The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee's vote to nominate their 2013 statewide candidates by a convention rather than a primary exposes a palpable rift in the state party just as it's gearing up for a high-stakes U.S. Senate race and a presidential contest that could hinge on whether the Old Dominion goes red or blue in November. Published June 17, 2012

Va. GOP switches from primary to convention to make 2013 gubernatorial nomination

The Republican Party of Virginia's state central committee voted Friday to switch from holding a primary to a convention to nominate its 2013 statewide candidates, handing supporters of Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II a win and dealing a major blow to Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, his opponent for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Published June 15, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (left), Florida Republican, endorses Virginia Republican George Allen (right) for the U.S. Senate at a press conference at Company Flowers, a family-owned small business, in Arlington on Thursday, June 14, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Allen wins Rubio's backing in bid for U.S. Senate

Republican George Allen scored a big-time endorsement Thursday in his U.S. Senate campaign in Virginia, winning the support of Florida senator and conservative rock star Marco Rubio. Published June 14, 2012

Virginia board set to vote on abortion rules

The Virginia Board of Health on Friday is scheduled to vote on permanent regulations for abortions that critics decry as unnecessarily burdensome but proponents say are meant to ensure women's health. Published June 14, 2012

Va. court appoints gay judge lawmakers rejected

Openly gay Richmond prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland was appointed to the bench by the Richmond City Circuit Court Thursday after his nomination was derailed last month in the state legislature. Published June 14, 2012

Brian Moran

Virginia Democrat appeals loss in DNC bid

A candidate who unsuccessfully ran to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee is appealing the election results from a convention earlier this month that descended into chaos, confusion and substantial intraparty finger-pointing. Published June 13, 2012

** FILE ** Former Sen. George Allen celebrates with his wife, Susan (left), and daughter Tyler in Richmond on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, after securing a win in Virginia's Republican primary in his effort to reclaim his old Senate seat. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Allen's Virginia primary victory sets up showdown with Kaine

Republican George Allen clinched his party's Senate nomination in Virginia on Tuesday, setting up an all-out slugfest with Democrat Tim Kaine in what will undoubtedly be one of the nation's most consequential, closely-watched, and expensive races this year. Published June 12, 2012

George Allen (right), a former Virginia governor and U.S. senator, greets voter Rod Wood of Fairfax Station at the Silver Brook Elementary School precinct in Fairfax Station on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Mr. Allen is running in the Virginia's Republican primary in an effort to reclaim the Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb, a Democrat, in 2006. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Independents are the apples of Allen's eye in Virginia race

George Allen, the odds-on favorite to win Virginia's GOP Senate primary Tuesday, is already working feverishly to win over the coveted independent vote for a high-stakes November matchup with Democrat Tim Kaine that will help determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate come January. Published June 11, 2012