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Ann Marie Buerkle surges into lead over Dan Maffei in NY-25 congressional race (Switch from D to R)
Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 11/3/2010 | Mark Weiner

Posted on 11/03/2010 4:34:27 PM PDT by NYRepublican72

Syracuse, NY -- Republican Ann Marie Buerkle surged ahead of U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei by 659 votes this afternoon in the 25th Congressional District race after Wayne County reported its unofficial results.

Buerkle sealed her victory in the western part of the district with a convincing win in Wayne County, trouncing Maffei 15,429 (63 percent) to 9,191 (37 percent), according to returns Wayne County released at about 5:30 p.m.

Before Wayne County reported its results -- more than 20 hours after polls closed -- Maffei held on to a slim lead of about 5,600 votes from the other three counties in the district.

(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010election; annmariebuerkle; buerkle; congress; danmaffei; house; newyork; syracuse; waynecounty
This is good news. It counterbalances CA-11 where the Dem took a 121 vote lead.

We are on pace for R+65.

There are still 11 House races that are too close to call.

1 posted on 11/03/2010 4:34:31 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

Is the headline wrong or is the story wrong...did this flip to R leading or the other way around?


2 posted on 11/03/2010 4:36:13 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: NYRepublican72

The title says the seat switched from R to D. That isn’t what you meant? (Scared me, lol)


3 posted on 11/03/2010 4:36:26 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: neverdem; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita

This one is a big surprise.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Uh, the title is a little off. Should say switch from D to R. You gave me a heartattack thinking we had lost a seat.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 4:37:06 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: NYRepublican72

Good news!


6 posted on 11/03/2010 4:38:14 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: All

Today is Jim Robinsons’ birthday..If you haven’t donated to FR, today would be a good day to give


7 posted on 11/03/2010 4:38:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Dont mind me, too much poll watching and not enough sleep. I’ll let a moderator know.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 4:40:27 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Clintonfatigued; NYRepublican72; AuH2ORepublican; randita

Oh sweet. I wanted more than 5 from NY. 6 is better.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 4:44:23 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: NYRepublican72
“We are on pace for R+65.”

Just Dang.

Kind of restores my faith in the intelligence of American voters.

10 posted on 11/03/2010 4:48:49 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: NYRepublican72

*


11 posted on 11/03/2010 4:52:38 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: NYRepublican72

This is my fathers district.

There are lots of lefties especially transplants from NYC,but there are also tons of very passionate conservatives...


12 posted on 11/03/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: NYRepublican72

Does +65 include three Republican loses (DE, HI, LA)?


13 posted on 11/03/2010 5:25:02 PM PDT by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: paudio

Yes


14 posted on 11/03/2010 5:27:16 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: NYRepublican72

“...meaning absentee ballots will decide the election over the next three weeks.”

And now we know why the military ballots were not sent out.

Does anybody know if the issue of military ballots was resolved in this district or were the soldiers denied the vote?

If the military did get to vote, we may be in good shape here.

Otherwise, we can kiss it goodbye because the main use of absentee ballots is democrat vote fraud. They can manufacture a thousand false votes without breaking a sweat.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 5:31:31 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: NYRepublican72

Do you have a list of the 11 that are too close to call?


16 posted on 11/03/2010 5:48:09 PM PDT by BattleHymn
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To: paudio

We lost 3 GOP seats, and have picked up or are leading in 66 Democrat seats, for a net +63.
The most tenuous leads are Walsh (IL) +553, Farenthold (TX) +799 and Buerkle.

It’s also possible we that Koster in WA (trailing by 397) and Harmer in CA can still win.


17 posted on 11/03/2010 5:49:18 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Impy

We got the NY Murphy. That is worth about two right there : )


18 posted on 11/03/2010 5:51:19 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: randita

It’s nice to get at least 1 of those former special election seats! 1 of 3. Critz and Owens unfortunatly won.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: paudio
Does +65 include three Republican loses (DE, HI, LA)?

Right now we're at +63 after WA 2 switched to the Democrats. CA 11 did as well. The Rats lead that one by 121 votes.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 6:00:16 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: BattleHymn
Do you have a list of the 11 that are too close to call? It's down to 10 now with more returns in WA-9 (trending Rat). Republican Column CA-20 R+2 IL 8 R+1 NY 25 R+2 TX 27 R+1 Rats AZ 7 D+3 AZ 8 D+1 CA 11 D+ <1(121 votes) KY 6 D+ <1 (600 votes) VA 11 D+ <1 WA 2 D+ <1 WA2 still has a good number of votes out as WA is a vote by mail state and could easily flip. I think KY6 and VA11 are going to recounts. AZ 7 and AZ 8 have significant absentee ballots to count. Not sure on the California seats or the TX seat. Most of the vote is in. AP hasn't updated the NY25 numbers.
21 posted on 11/03/2010 6:08:32 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72; neverdem; AbolishCSEU; AFPhys; BCEagles; bluerose; Dr. Scarpetta; fhayek; ...

WHOOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!

This is a real upset and VERY welcome.

If any more rural votes are counted, they're likely to go to her, along with the absentee ballots.

They're going to HAVE to count those with this race being so close.

22 posted on 11/03/2010 6:08:49 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: NYRepublican72
Do you have a list of the 11 that are too close to call?

It's down to 10 now with more returns in WA-9 (trending Rat).

Republican Column

CA-20 R+2

IL 8 R+1

NY 25 R+1

TX 27 R+1

Rats lead

AZ 7 D+3

AZ 8 D+1

CA 11 D+ <1(121 votes)

KY 6 D+ <1 (600 votes)

VA 11 D+ <1

WA 2 D+ <1

WA2 still has a good number of votes out as WA is a vote by mail state and could easily flip. I think KY6 and VA11 are going to recounts.

AZ 7 and AZ 8 have significant absentee ballots to count. Not sure on the California seats or the TX seat. Most of the vote is in. AP hasn't updated the NY25 numbers.

23 posted on 11/03/2010 6:11:09 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72
Prior to the release of Wayne County's preliminary results, Maffei had led Buerkle by about 3,000 votes. Now, Buerkle leads by less than 700 votes with roughly 6,000 absentee ballots remaining to be counted.

Maffei spoke to his supporters on election night, saying he was confident that he would be elected. "I'm absolutely sure that when all the votes are counted, I will be your next congressman," he said.

Buerkle, however, did not make any public comment until Wednesday. When she spoke, she did not take any on-camera questions but did say the race is far from over and she won't give up until every vote is counted. "The reason its far from over is that votes are still being counted," Buerkle said. "Until each and every one is counted, this race continues on."

Notice the difference. The arrogant elitist entitlement politician thinks he has it in the bag.

The Republican challenger isn't taking anything for granted but is going to make sure that the votes are ALL counted.

24 posted on 11/03/2010 6:12:59 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not for all of us. I figured she’d win, but not by such a slim margin.

I hope they get those absentee ballots counted SOON. THe suspense is killing me.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
This is very good news if true, Metmom. I don't even want to hope, at this point.
26 posted on 11/03/2010 6:29:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: metmom

Yippee! Maffei gives me the creeps.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 6:36:50 PM PDT by lysie (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left- Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: metmom

I hope and pray for the people upstate.


28 posted on 11/03/2010 6:43:26 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Steely Tom; lysie

I’m really hoping that the absentee ballots go for her.

It’s my understanding that they tend to go Republican, which is why the dems keep trying to not count them.

I wonder if prayer can be retroactive.......


29 posted on 11/03/2010 6:44:53 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: johngrace

Thank you. We need it.

We’re saddled with Cuomo, Schumer, and Gillibrand.

Ugh.

This would be very welcome.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 6:47:26 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: NYRepublican72

It likely won’t happen, but I’d love to break the all-time record and pick-up 73~


31 posted on 11/03/2010 6:48:53 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Mike Pence's Amnesty plan is the '86 Amnesty with a trip home tacked on." - The Heritage Foundation)
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To: TitansAFC

Now is the time to put the screws on the democrats who are left in office.

We just cleaned house, literally, and any of them who are up for re-election in 2012 ought to be sweating bullets right about now and be in a very receptive mood to their constituents demands.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Yeah! Cuomo and Schumer! Do you have rolaids! How do spell relief? Buckle up you can be in for a bumpy ride. Heaven help this state and country. What weird times we live. Thank God Nancy Pelosi will not be the leader in the House. What a weird person. But the Dollar is still devalued.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 7:00:28 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
This one is a big surprise.

Why?

Upstate NY went with the wave like most GOP-leaning regions. Hayworth, Gibson, Hanna, Buerkle, even Doheny + Hoffman; Hinchey only prevailed by a narrow margin.

34 posted on 11/03/2010 7:05:59 PM PDT by Crichton
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To: metmom

Buerkle’s win, if it’s confirmed, will finish the clean-up of central and western New York (well, except for that 81 yr. old democrat Rochester woman). I feel like our region has had a badly needed shower.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:03 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: randita

“We got the NY Murphy”

word is that he may be joining Cuomo admin in some fashion


36 posted on 11/03/2010 10:09:24 PM PDT by Hush44 (http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/)
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To: NYRepublican72

The AZ-7 race would be wonderful to win. Ruth McClung is an actual rocket scientist. The incumbent, Raul Grijalva, is really nothing more than a mouthpiece and hustler for the Mexican government’s push to inject illegals into the U.S.. He’s more like an ambassador for MX than he is a congressman. I detest him. Some of you have probably seen him on Hannity, although he’s only on rarely. Once you’ve heard/seen him, you never forget.

Raul is a Marxist Mexican.


37 posted on 11/04/2010 3:04:03 AM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: metmom

Monroe county is hopeless! They keep voting for “Fast Ferry II, aka High Speed Rail” Louise Slaughter! Seriously she’s 81 years old but her mind has been lost decades ago.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU
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To: chilltherats

I agree. It would be refreshing to get young blood and an actual rocket scientist into Congress. I am tired of all these Harvard and Yale elitist lawyers thinking that they know what’s best for us.

Grijalva is a total dolt. The moron called for a boycott of his own district. The fact his voters want to keep him in office is a testament to how suicidal Democrats are.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 5:27:11 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: ntnychik; AbolishCSEU

There should be an upper age limit for serving.

I’m not even going to print the rest of what I’m thinking......


40 posted on 11/04/2010 7:44:47 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

New York is not so blue anymore? [Grin.]


41 posted on 11/07/2010 12:58:02 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Our 2010 victory was won the Tea Party Way, not the RINO way.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

No, it’s not but the results for that race have not come in yet.


42 posted on 11/07/2010 2:14:04 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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