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

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump ups the ante: 'Everybody hates Ted' Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is stepping up his attacks on 2016 GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, declaring on Monday: "Everybody hates Ted." Published January 18, 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ** FILE **

Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Friday endorsed Jeb Bush for president, saying Mr. Bush is ready to be commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces "on day one" and that he's been a consistent voice on the issue of immigration. Published January 15, 2016

Supporters hand out placards during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Donald Trump: I'm going to win N.J., Pa. and possibly N.Y.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump predicted Friday that he can expand the electoral map into states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and possibly even New York, saying there will be "the largest turnout in the history of this country." Published January 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Donald Trump releases new campaign ad to run in Iowa and New Hampshire

Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Friday released a new television ad to start airing in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire -- an ad that consists of Mr. Trump talking about his plan for the country at a recent rally in Massachusetts. Published January 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures while speaking during a town hall at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson, Iowa, on Jan. 11, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ben Carson's campaign finance chairman resigns

The finance chairman for Ben Carson's presidential campaign has resigned, marking another high-level departure for the retired neurosurgeon in his bid for the White House. Published January 14, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives for the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress by President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton 'does not want to run against me'

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday that he "can't wait" to take on Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in November's general election, saying Mrs. Clinton and her Democratic allies are working overtime to tear him down because they don't want him to be the GOP nominee. Published January 13, 2016

Rand Paul won't be on the main stage for Thursday night's Republican debate. (Associated Press)

Paul: New poll should be added to debate criteria

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is arguing that a new poll showing him in fifth place in Iowa should be added to the surveys used to determine the lineup of Thursday's prime-time GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox Business Network. Published January 13, 2016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on Sept. 2, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Nikki Haley: Donald Trump has 'definitely' contributed to 'irresponsible' talk

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has "definitely" contributed to what she called "irresponsible talk" in the wake of her State of the Union response in which she warned against following the "angriest voices" in anxious times. Published January 13, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd while speaking at a rally Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Donald Trump retains big lead on 2016 GOP field: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a 17-point lead over his nearest 2016 GOP presidential rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a new national poll on the Republican primary contest. Published January 13, 2016