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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, greets voters with, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., far left and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., center at the puritan Backroom Restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Shaheen gets last-minute boost from Clintons in N.H.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is getting some last-minute help from former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her race against Republican Scott Brown. Published November 3, 2014

A line of early voters winds down the sidewalk in front of the South Regional Library, an early voting site, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Durham, N.C. Some voters waited in line for nearly two hours to cast their ballots on the last day of early voting. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)

Likely voters narrowly prefer a GOP-controlled Congress: poll

Though polls show Republicans ahead in a number of key U.S. Senate contests, a new national poll shows a close contest between the two major parties on the question of who voters would like to see control Congress. Published November 3, 2014

Incumbent Republican Rep. Michael Grimm answers reporters' questions after a recorded, televised debate for the 11th Congressional District race with his Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at WABC-TV in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Indicted GOP Rep. Michael Grimm up 19 points in re-election bid

GOP Rep. Michael Grimm, who was indicted on tax and wire fraud charges in April and in January famously threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address, is leading his Democratic opponent by 19 points in a new poll. Published November 3, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is pulling ahead of rival Bruce Braley in the Iowa race. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ernst, Braley tied in new poll on Iowa Senate race

One day out from Election Day, a new poll puts Republican Joni Ernst in a dead heat with Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa. Published November 3, 2014

Election Day bought out hordes of voters in Washington, D.C., but dozens of ballots were cast using the names of people who had moved to Prince George's County years ago. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Early voting up from 2010 across 10 states

Early voting is up in at least 10 states from 2010, with Democrats outpacing Republicans in the key state of North Carolina and the GOP running out to an early advantage in Colorado. Published November 3, 2014

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

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