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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

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

Democratic Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes left, speaks with former Presidet Bill Clinton as they are introduced at a fundraiser at the Galt House Hotel, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Bill Clinton to stump Tuesday for Alison Lundergan Grimes

Seeking to infuse her U.S. Senate campaign with some high-wattage political star power, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is bringing in former President Bill Clinton to stump for her for the third time in Kentucky, the Associated Press reports. Published October 20, 2014

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Pentagon: Ebola response team to be in place for 'potential support'

Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said Monday that a team of about 20 nurses, five infectious disease experts and five trainers are preparing to assist hospitals in their response to the Ebola crisis if and only if they ask for it. Published October 20, 2014