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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Tom Perez speaks in Birmingham, Ala., in this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Eric Holder backs Tom Perez for DNC chairman

Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed Tom Perez's bid to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, saying he has the experience and skills needed to revitalize the party. Published February 7, 2017

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on the second day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) ** FILE **

Joe Biden backs Tom Perez in DNC race

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday endorsed former Labor Secretary Tom Perez's bid to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. Published February 1, 2017

Sen. Patrick Leahy (Associated Press)

Sen. Leahy mocks Trump's voter fraud claims: Unicorns next?

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday President Trump's claims of rampant voter fraud in the 2016 election have been debunked, but said he still expects the ridiculous claims to continue. Published January 31, 2017

Nicole, who didn't want to give her last name, protests against President Donald Trump's executive order barring Muslims from certain middle eastern countries from entering the United States at DFW airport, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Meanwhile Democrats gathered in Houston for a "Future Forum" vowed to resist President Trump's immigration policies.  (Brandon Wade/Star-Telegram via AP)

One week into Trump presidency, DNC chair candidates vow resistance

The candidates running to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee said Saturday that President Trump's first week in office drives home the need for the party to regain its footing and join the resistance against the White House. Published January 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver in this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) ** FILE **

DNC chair hopefuls divided on degree to block Trump Supreme Court nominee

Rep. Keith Ellison, the front-runner in the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has been strikingly silent on whether his party should flex the filibuster to block a GOP Supreme Court nominee, giving his competitors an opening to draw distinctions. Published January 26, 2017

Corey Stewart, one of two Republicans in the Virginia governor's race this year, is banking on the kind of national anti-establishment sentiment that landed Donald Trump in the White House. (Associated Press)

Race for Virginia governor shaping up as referendum on Trump

Even before President Trump was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol last week, the first test of the future of Trumpism was already playing out to the south, across the river, in the Republican governor's race in Virginia. Published January 25, 2017