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David Sherfinski

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

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Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks in Madisonville, Texas in this Jan. 10, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Donald Trump floats tabloid report tying Rafael Cruz to Lee Harvey Oswald

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a supermarket tabloid report that Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the JFK assassination -- a charge that led the Cruz campaign to say Mr. Trump is "detached from reality" and desperate for attention. Published May 3, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ted Cruz's image drops among Republicans, GOP-leaning independents: poll

Sen. Ted Cruz's image has dropped among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents in recent weeks and his favorable rating among that bloc was lower than his unfavorable rating for the first time since Gallup started daily tracking last July, according to a new poll. Published May 3, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, works the crowd after a campaign event Sunday, May 1, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders' people are going to join my campaign

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday predicted that supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders will eventually rally around to his own candidacy, saying Mr. Sanders and his followers have been treated badly by the Democratic party. Published May 2, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Indiana Republican Party Spring Dinner in Indianapolis on April 21, 2016. (Associated Press)

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: 'I will be voting for Ted Cruz'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday he is supporting Sen. Ted Cruz in the state's GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, giving the Texas Republican a much-needed boost as he pulls out all the stops to secure a win in the state. Published April 29, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House on April 3, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Tim Kaine deflects VP talk: 'I'm not looking for another post'

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia on Friday deflected talk that he's on the short list to be Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's running mate and predicted that he'll be sitting with the other senators if Mrs. Clinton gets sworn-in as president in January. Published April 29, 2016

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina pauses as she signs campaign posters following a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  Cruz chose Fiorina as his running mate.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Jeb Bush praises Ted Cruz's Fiorina VP pick as a 'smart move'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised Sen. Ted Cruz's selecting Carly Fiorina as his running mate as a "smart move" and said he doesn't know which Donald Trump to believe in the wake of the GOP front-runner's formal foreign policy speech in D.C. Wednesday. Published April 28, 2016

FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton moves to the stage at her presidential primary election night rally in Philadelphia. Bernie Sanders defied expectations to turn his long-shot presidential bid into a real threat for the Democratic nomination. But as his path to the White House becomes all-but-impossible, some of his supporters are lashing out at a system they believe was engineered against them from the start. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Hillary Clinton, John Kasich score endorsements from U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed Hillary Clinton and John Kasich for their respective parties' presidential nominations Thursday and cited GOP front-runner Donald Trump in saying the country cannot afford to have people who would divide the country and prey on Americans' fears as president. Published April 28, 2016