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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. From left are, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., McConnell, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Mitch McConnell: 'This is going to be a ticket-splitting kind of year'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is predicting a "ticket-splitting kind of year," saying the two major parties' likely presidential nominees probably aren't going to create down-ballot coattails along the lines of what President Obama had during his 2008 campaign. Published June 1, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento on May 18, 2016. (Associated Press)

California Gov. Jerry Brown praises Bernie Sanders, says he's voting for Hillary Clinton

A week before the crucial June 7 primary in California, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced he's voting for likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, saying Mrs. Clinton's lead over Sen. Bernard Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary contest is "insurmountable" and that the general election has already started. Published May 31, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate blows Donald Trump a kiss on national TV.

Gary Johnson blows Donald Trump a kiss on national TV

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who secured the Libertarian Party's 2016 nomination for president over the weekend, blew presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump a kiss to close out a television interviewon Tuesday. Published May 31, 2016

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey speaks while announcing that he is running for a second six-year term in office, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in King of Prussia, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

Gun rights advocates see challenges at ballot box

Gun rights supporters are grappling with how to approach U.S. Senate races this cycle in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, where the lines are less clear than they are in the presidential race. Published May 30, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump torpedoes talk of debate with 'second-place' Sanders

After some fevered speculation, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump closed the door Friday on a one-on-one debate with Sen. Bernard Sanders ahead of the June 7 California primary, saying it would be "inappropriate" to share the stage with the loser of the Democratic primary and help networks that have not been generous to charities. Published May 27, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Donald Trump: I'm retiring 'Lyin' Ted' nickname for Cruz

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday said he was retiring the "Lyin' Ted" nickname he hammered Sen. Ted Cruz with in the Republican primary contest and said it might be a better descriptor for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Published May 27, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally at Ventura College in Ventura, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Bernie Sanders: Goal would be to have debate with Donald Trump in a 'big stadium'

Sen. Bernard Sanders says he hopes the potential debate between him and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in a "big stadium" in California, and that he's disappointed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has opted not to debate him in the state before the June 7 primary. Published May 27, 2016

Donald Trump (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump: IG report on Clinton emails 'devastating'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday called a watchdog's report that chastised Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email practices "devastating" and said the whole controversy was a display of "bad judgment" on her part. Published May 26, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Ky., on May 20, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump: Many world leaders 'absolutely abusing' U.S. under Obama

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump fired back Thursday at President Obama's criticism that Mr. Trump has "rattled" world leaders, saying that's actually a good thing and that the president has allowed foreign countries to take advantage of him. Published May 26, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds after singing the National Anthem during a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Donald Trump wins GOP jackpot with 1,239 delegates

Donald Trump has earned enough delegates to wrap up the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot at the party's national convention in July, according to a tally kept by The Associated Press, putting to rest holdouts' hopes of somehow derailing him. Published May 26, 2016