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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Bernie Sanders: Guessing I won't be caucusing with Republicans

With independent candidates running competitively in U.S. Senate races in Kansas and South Dakota, there's renewed speculation about which party Maine's independent U.S. senator, Angus King, might caucus with if the Senate is close to evenly divided come January. Published October 23, 2014

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Cory Gardner, (R-Colo.), left, speaks as incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, (D-Colo.), right, listens during a debate in Denver. The two are locked in what many polls say is a tight race, less than three weeks before election day on Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Gardner up seven over Udall in Colorado Senate race: Poll

A new poll shows GOP Rep. Cory Gardner with a seven-point lead, 46 percent to 39 percent, in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, with President Obama's sagging approval ratings pulling down the incumbent. Published October 22, 2014

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2013 file photo shows Democratic National Committee chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. speaking in Scottsdale, Ariz. Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Officials with the Democratic National Committee are studying how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party leaders and activists who will flock to the convention, where the party will nominate its next presidential candidate. Wasserman Schultz is expected to announce the host city later this year or in early 2015.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

DNC chief deploys her dog to ask for donations

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat and head of the Democratic National Committee, deployed her dog, "Demmy," this week in an attempt to cajole some money out of supporters ahead of the midterm elections. Published October 22, 2014

Georgia candidate Michelle Nunn's poll numbers are increasing, presenting a potential roadblock to a Republican November Senate takeover. (Associated Press)

Michelle Nunn up 2 points in new Georgia Senate poll

A new poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn leading by 2 points in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia over Republican David Perdue in a race both sides have quickly turned their attention to as one that could ultimately determine control of the U.S. Senate. Published October 22, 2014

Florida governor's race in a dead heat, poll shows

Fresh off a Florida governor's debate that delved into the personal, a new poll out Wednesday shows that the contest between incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist is in a dead heat. Published October 22, 2014

Dem Sen. Merkley: Obama can come to Oregon anytime he'd like

As Democratic candidates across the country try to distance themselves from President Obama — even if statements from the president himself are making it a bit tricky — Mr. Obama can take comfort in the fact that he's at least welcome in Oregon. Published October 21, 2014

Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ** FILE **

AFL-CIO chief: Because of mess in D.C., we're looking at states

Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, said gridlock in Washington, D.C., has led to group to expand its focus to state-level and down-ballot races this year, while still predicting a strong election day turnout operation for Democrats. Published October 21, 2014

Reince Priebus has made several changes in presidential-nomination rules in his tenure as RNC chairman with the aim of avoiding a long, drawn-out primary process. (Associated Press)

RNC raises $13.5 million in September

The Republican National Committee raised $13.5 million in September — its best September haul ever in a midterm election year. Published October 21, 2014

Jeanne Shaheen up 3 points in New Hampshire Senate poll

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads by 3 points in a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll in her re-election bid against Republican Scott Brown after leading by 10 in the same poll in June. Published October 21, 2014