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NY-25: Ann Marie Buerkle

Posted on | October 12, 2010 | 12 Comments

Several friends have been urging me to support the Republican challenger in New York’s 25th District. She’s awesome:

The 25th District around Syracuse has sent Republicans to Congress since the 1970s. In 2008, eight-term Republican Rep. Jim Walsh retired and, in that year’s Obama-led surge, Democrat Dan Maffei got elected. Now the latest poll shows the district is swinging back to the GOP, and Ann Marie Buerkle is a fine candidate. Go give her $20.

Democrats are pretending to be worried that there won’t be as many women in the next Congress. Yeah, ask some of those Hillary supporters how much Democrats care about electing women. When it suits their purpose, Democrats are atrociously sexist. How about some of you PUMAs go give Ann Marie Buerkle $50?

Pete Da Tech Guy and I are planning a r0ad trip together and hope to visit the 25th District next week. The Cook Political Report just downgraded Maffei’s seat from “likely Democrat” to “lean Democrat,” and if you’ll go support Ann Marie Buerkle, it might be rated a “toss-up” by the time we get there.



12 Responses to “NY-25: Ann Marie Buerkle”

  1. Caghiotto
    October 12th, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    Buerkle seems to be a nice lady and has good positions on the issues. Her campaign is underfunded and her adds are just short of pathetic. She got trounced by Maffei in a radio debate. She is the wrong candidate. No money, no influence. I will never understand why she was nominated over Bitz who had the same positions, but the money and fund raising capacity to run away with the race. Cross your fingers and hope for a good turn out and she might squeak by.

  2. Ken
    October 12th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    RSM, as always, you’ve done great groundcover journal reports thanks! You’ve also raised the profile of candidates in sleeper race, which may otherwise under the radar or never mentioned in bloggers news or media coverage. You deserve accolades.

    Nice vernn, alas the off-topic pesky pest as always. Man, i’d killed for chocolate.