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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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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said recently that electing Democrats to the state Senate will help him advance his agenda on items such as Medicaid expansion, gun control and education spending even with a Republican-controlled House. (Associated Press)

Terry McAuliffe's legacy may hinge on Virginia Senate elections

Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose all 140 members of the General Assembly, with most of the attention on a tight battle for control of the state Senate that will shape the remainder of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's time in office. Published November 1, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speaks during a fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, in Los Angeles, in this Oct. 14, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden talk campaign finance, education

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden for about an hour Thursday at Mr. Biden's residence, and the two addressed issues like campaign finance reform and public education. Published October 30, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Alexandria, Va.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hillary Clinton: I feel 'a little bit sorry' for Republicans

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said it must be difficult for Republicans to prepare for presidential debates since things are so much better under Democratic presidents, and that the 2016 GOP field is competing to "insult each other." Published October 29, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Alabama Semi-Annual Democratic Conference at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., on Oct. 17, 2015. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton: Don't abolish the death penalty

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that while there's evidence the death penalty has been applied too frequently -- at times in a "discriminatory" way -- she doesn't favor completely abolishing the practice. Published October 28, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Top congressional Republicans slam Hillary Clinton for VA comments

Two top congressional Republicans who have worked closely on Department of Veterans Affairs issues slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday for her recent remarks that the issues at the beleaguered agency are not as "widespread" as they have been made out to be. Published October 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump holds a Bible as he speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual fall dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Donald Trump: 'Iowa, will you get your numbers up, please?'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has fallen behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in recent polling in Iowa, asked potential Hawkeye State caucus-goers to help him out a little bit at a rally on Tuesday. Published October 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidates (from left) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Chris Christie take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Nov. 10 GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee will include 'undercard' forum

Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal have announced the format of the Nov. 10 GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee, which will include another "undercard" forum for candidates who fail to register an average of at least 2.5 percent in recent polling leading up to the debate. Published October 28, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 41 points in Iowa: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a 41-point lead on Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the early state of Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday on the 2016 Democratic presidential field. Published October 27, 2015

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu speaks to reporters in the spin room on behalf of Mitt Romney after the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

John Sununu: Donald Trump, Ben Carson would be 'another Obama'

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said Tuesday that billionaire businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson would be "another Obama" if elected president and that the two candidates "are really entertainment at this point." Published October 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Anderson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Ben Carson was 'pro-abortion not so long ago'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP rival Ben Carson was "pro-abortion" not too long ago, as he grapples with Mr. Carson's recent rise in some of the polling on the 2016 GOP presidential race. Published October 27, 2015