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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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Addressing the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in 2010, Marco Rubio was seen as the Republican Party's response to President Obama. CPAC gives future candidates a chance to test their early messages on grass-roots conservatives. (Associated Press)

CPAC sees conservative stars return to political launching pad

When Sen. Marco Rubio left the stage at his first Conservative Political Action Conference in 2010, some in the audience were convinced they were watching a future presidential contender -- the Republican Party's response to President Obama. Published March 2, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to supporters as she arrives to speak at her Super Tuesday election night rally in Miami, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hillary Clinton supporters: We won't underestimate Trump like GOP did

After former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance on Super Tuesday left her well-positioned to win the Democratic presidential nomination, her supporters are insisting Wednesday they aren't going to underestimate GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump the way, they say, that Republicans did. Published March 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., gives a thumbs-up as he talks to supporters at a campaign rally, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Marco Rubio: Last night was not supposed to be my night

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida woke up Wednesday morning having won just one of the first 15 states in the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest, but said Super Tuesday was never supposed to be a great success for him. Published March 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 31, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Huckabee: Establishment GOP is 'bedwetting' over Trump

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that establishment Republicans are "bedwetting" over GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and are part of the reason why voters are flocking to Mr. Trump in the first place. Published March 2, 2016

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Associated Press)

Republicans in Congress want Trump to steer clear of racist groups

Republican leaders, already wary of having Donald Trump on the ballot in the November presidential election, demanded Tuesday that he put more distance between himself and racist groups, saying the party cannot show anything but contempt for the Ku Klux Klan. Published March 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Norfolk, Va., in this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Donald Trump: 'Hillary cannot make America great'

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday knocked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for recently talking about making America "whole again," hinting that he might put the line head-to-head with his own campaign pledge to "make America great again." Published March 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders both beat Donald Trump head-to-head: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont both top GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in head-to-head match-ups, while Mrs. Clinton is locked in much tighter contests against Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, according to polling released Tuesday. Published March 1, 2016

Donald Trump began celebrating Super Tuesday early at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia. "Tomorrow is a big day and I want you to lead the pack," he told the crowd at Valdosta State University. "We are going to have a lot of success."

Trump eyes Super Tuesday landslide as Republicans beg voters to back away

The GOP presidential field mounted a last-ditch effort to derail Donald Trump ahead of Super Tuesday's slate of primaries, with Sen. Marco Rubio demanding the billionaire businessman begin making his signature clothing lines in the U.S., while Sen. Ted Cruz accused him of plotting to go back on his vow to deport illegal immigrants. Published February 29, 2016

John Kasich: I will beat Donald Trump in Ohio

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Monday he will beat GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Mr. Kasich's home state of Ohio and that he's better positioned in the Buckeye State than Sen. Marco Rubio is in Florida. Published February 29, 2016