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‘Year of the Pro-Life Woman’

Press release: Today, the Susan B. Anthony List celebrated the election of the eighth pro-life woman U.S. Representative in the 112th Congress and a major upset in Ann Marie Buerkle’s defeat of pro-abortion incumbent Dan Maffei. “Ann Marie Buerkle’s win is historic for women, the unborn and New York’s 25th Congressional District,” SBA List President […]

Can You Say ‘Mandate’?

Sam Foster at American Thinker does the math on the 242-seat GOP House majority and his colleague Bill Zwerger adds about the NY-25 race: The vindication for the NY Tea Party comes from the fact that Mr. Maffei was a true-blue, Obama supporting, Pelosi controlled liberal, who showed a great deal of disdain to any constituents […]

If You Ever Feel Discouraged . . .

. . . think about Ann Marie Buerkle’s victory in NY-25. She is now six weeks away from being a member of Congress, but what about six weeks ago? It was Sunday, Oct. 17, and Pete Da Tech Guy and I were driving on our way to cover the Buerkle campaign, when I got a call from […]

NY-25: Maffei Concedes, Buerkle Wins

Got the good news via the Lonely Conservative, who got it from Robert Harding’s Tweet. With last night’s concession in TX-27, Buerkle’s win puts the incoming GOP House majority at 242 seats. A 4 p.m. press conference is scheduled. UPDATE: Auburn (N.Y.) Citizen: Maffei issued a statement this afternoon thanking the residents of the 25th […]

Oritz Concedes TX-27 to Farenthold; GOP Reaches Historic 241 Seats in House

Most House seats held by the Republicans since 1949: U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz conceded late Monday to Congressman-elect Blake Farenthold. Noting that the recount of more than 106,000 votes had been completed in the district, Ortiz said: “Therefore, with great respect and admiration in the Democratic process, I congratulate my opponent, Mr. R. Blake Farenthold, […]

Republican Buerkle Leads by 567 Votes in NY-25; Still No Concession From Maffei; UPDATE: Buerkle Campaign Says, ‘We Need to Allow the Process to Proceed’

The incumbent Democrat appears to have been defeated, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard:  Republican Ann Marie Buerkle holds a 567-vote lead over U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei in the 25th Congressional District race after Wayne County election officials released their unofficial tally of absentee votes today. Buerkle added 269 votes to her lead after getting 790 […]

Ann Marie Buerkle Win in NY-25 Would Give GOP Biggest Majority Since 1949

As noted in my last update about Renee Ellmers’ victory in NC-2, Republicans are now at 240 House seats and they haven’t had 241 seats since 1949. And Sam Foster at Left Coast Rebel reports that Ann Marie Buerkle is 411 votes ahead of Dan Maffei in NY-25 after the count of absentee ballots from […]

Miracle Comeback: Ann Marie Buerkle Now Has Slim Lead in NY-25

Oh, my goodness. This was a Republican candidate I covered during my road trip with Da Tech Guy, but I’d written off this district as lost last night. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Dan Maffei had already declared victory. But today Left Coast Rebel proclaimed the good news: Ann Marie Buerkle has come back to a 659-vote lead, thanks to late returns […]

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