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

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Ben Carson (right) watches Donald Trump during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Oct. 28, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump has edge over Ben Carson in post-debate Iowa poll

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has retained an edge over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in Iowa in a poll taken after last week's GOP presidential debate that also showed Mr. Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida gain ground on Mr. Trump since August. Published November 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally at the Nugget Convention Center Sparks, Nev., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ben Carson in latest Fox News poll

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has the edge over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a national poll released Wednesday. Published November 5, 2015

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Associated Press) **FILE**

Money from Bloomberg gun control group doesn't swing Va. Senate for Dems

Big-time outside money from the gun control group co-founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg failed to change the balance of power in the Virginia state Senate Tuesday, as Republicans retained their 21-19 majority and emerged victorious in one of the most heavily targeted races. Published November 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa, in this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Donald Trump: Ben Carson has 'lower energy than Jeb Bush'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has even "lower energy" than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who he had diagnosed as practically narcoleptic just a day earlier. Published November 4, 2015

Ben Carson (right) watches Donald Trump during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Oct. 28, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump: 'Pretty unfair playing field' in polling coverage, 'but that's OK'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that people paid more attention to a recent poll that showed him trailing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson than a separate poll that showed him well ahead, but vowed to press through an "unfair playing field" to the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Published November 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson discusses faith during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at a hotel in Broomfield, Colo., in this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) ** FILE **

Ben Carson pulls into virtual tie with Donald Trump in national poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has pulled into a virtual tie with real estate mogul Donald Trump atop the 2016 GOP presidential field and leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 10 points in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Wednesday. Published November 4, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton tied with Carson, leads Rubio, Bush, Trump head-to-head: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is tied with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in a hypothetical head-to-head 2016 presidential match-up and leads several other top Republicans, according to newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll numbers. Published November 4, 2015

Republicans have retained their majority in the Virginia Senate on Tuesday and deal Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe an electoral blow with a legislature solidly controlled by the GOP heading into his final two years in office. (Associated Press)

Virginia Republicans keep control of state Senate

Republicans have retained their majority in the Virginia Senate on Tuesday and deal Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe an electoral blow with a legislature solidly controlled by the GOP heading into his final two years in office. Published November 3, 2015

Donald Trump makes a point during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump submits 15,000 petition signatures for Virginia ballot

Hoping to avoid the pratfalls of some of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, Republican front-runner Donald Trump announced Monday that he has turned in 15,000 petition signatures in order to qualify for the Virginia presidential primary ballot. Published November 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at a town hall meetingat the University of South Carolina at Aiken Convocation Center, Friday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2015, in Aiken, S.C.  (Michael Holahan/The Aiken Standard via AP)

Carly Fiorina to 'The View' hosts: Man up

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says she's appearing on "The View" this Friday -- about a week after hosts on the program mocked Mrs. Fiorina's appearance during the recent GOP debate in Colorado. Published November 2, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jeb Bush on Washington gridlock, corruption: 'I can fix it'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will pitch himself Monday as a change agent who can fix a broken Washington, D.C., knocking President Obama for creating "competing pessimisms" during his time in the White House. Published November 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson discusses faith during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at a hotel in Broomfield, Colo., in this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) ** FILE **

Ben Carson raises $10 million in October

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson raised $10 million in October, Mr. Carson's campaign confirmed Monday. Published November 2, 2015