Interview: 2006 Republican candidate for NYS Governor John Faso on Ann Marie Buerkle’s run for NY’s 25th Congressional District

    By Sam Foster Riding on Obama’s coattails, Democrat Dan Maffei took 55% of the vote in NY’s 25th congressional district. Cook’s Political report show’s NY-25 has a PVI of D+3. However, wagging his finger at voters seems to have take it’s toll as a new NRO poll show’s Buerkle nipping at Maffei’s heals. I had the opportunity to ask NY’s 2006 Republican Gubernatorial candidate John | Read More »

    Meeting held by Rep. Maffei in Dewitt, NY

    If you live in NY-25 and have some time to spare on Saturday morning, meeting here and details: Time: 10:30 to 12:30 Place: Dewitt Library in Shoppingtown Mall (3649 Erie Blvd East, Dewitt, NY) Tell Rep. Maffei your thoughts on HR3200 and ask questions.  Pray for this bill to be put in flames.


    Link to 25th conressional district map: NY-25 Overview:Much of the district is rural (agricultural) in which those areas the Republicans make up the highest percentages. Syracuse and parts of Irondequoit (town north of Rochester) are where the Democrat registration is strongest. Moderate Republican James Walsh represented this district for 8 terms and was part of the appropriations committee before retiring in 2008. The new incoming | Read More »

    NY-25: Charlie Rangel Drags Down Democrat Candidate

    In a devastating new ad, congressional candidate Dale Sweetland ties Charlie Rangel like an anchor around his opponent’s neck. Dan Maffei, the Democrat running in New York’s 25th district, worked for Rangel as a congressional aide for six years and Rangel has raised hundreds of thousand of dollars for his campaign, including at a posh New York City fundraiser celebrating Rangel’s birthday. According to Chris | Read More »

    NY-25: The DCCC is Desperate

    The race for the open seat being vacated by Republican Jim Walsh in New York’s 25th District is heating up. After his opponent had an entire summer with the airwaves to himself, Republican Dale Sweetland is on the air with his first set of ads. Several radio ads (which can be heard here) have been up for several weeks, along with Dale’s first TV ad, | Read More »

    NY-25: Meet Dan Maffei

    Last week, I wrote about Dale Sweetland, the Republican candidate for the open seat in New York’s 25th congressional district. I hope to post regularly about this race. Today, I’d like to introduce the Democrat running for this seat, Dan Maffei. For the ten years before his first run for Congress in 2006, Dan Maffei lived in Washington, D.C. He worked as a congressional aide | Read More »

    NY-25: Meet Dale Sweetland

    Republican congressman Jim Walsh, a 10-term incumbent, announced in January that he will not be seeking re-election this year. This creates an open seat in New York’s 25th District, located in Central and Western New York, which includes the city of Syracuse and the eastern suburbs of Rochester. In 2006, Walsh barely held back a challenge from Democrat Dan Maffei, a former aide to Rep. | Read More »