Buerkle Breaking House GOP Record

posted at 10:25 am on November 20, 2010 by Jazz Shaw

Stacy McCain – always on top of New York politics – reports that while the margin is tantalizingly close, it’s all but certain now that Ann Marie Buerkle will win her race against Dan Maffei for New York’s 25th congressional district seat.

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 Onondaga County.

The Buerkle campaign says victory is a “mathematical certainty,” and the Lonely Conservative headlines it: “Buerkle Lead Can’t Be Beat.”

The real difference between 240 and 241 may be negligible in terms of upcoming votes in the House, but for the psychological warfare aspect of the political arena this will give a boost to GOP enthusiasm, particularly in New York. The Empire State saw its Republican delegation depleted to near extinction levels since 2006, and while a number of those seats were taken back this year, they’re still down from the numbers they enjoyed in the 2000 – 2004 era.

Results are not yet official, with Wayne County still tallying up their absentee ballots, but that’s been a Buerkle stronghold thus far and it’s looking like her 411 vote lead will hold – if not expand – from this point. Stay tuned.

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Woot!

OmahaConservative on November 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Is she related to John McCain?

SoulGlo on November 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM

I’ve always thought it reasonable to have a good mix of Dems & Repubs in a state ligislature, as well as national Congress.
But every Dem lately is a nutjob & now I’m not bothered by the rise in power & majorities all over the country regarding the GOP.
With all that Dem power in NY, is it any wonder it’s hard to make it there?

Badger40 on November 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I’m proud to endorse an Empire State leader who’s running to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District. Ann Marie Buerkle is a commonsense constitutional conservative and is willing to put it all on the line to help put our country on the right track. Ann Marie is a registered nurse who went back to college to earn her law degree at age 40, while at the same time serving her community on the Syracuse City Council.

Since 1997, Ann Marie has served as an Assistant New York State Attorney General on behalf of Upstate Medical Center. If you want an expert who knows why we need to repeal and replace Obamacare, Ann Marie is that candidate. She is the daughter of hardworking immigrants who knows what makes this country great: our free market work ethic where anyone with a dream and the dedication to work hard for it can achieve success. Being a proud mother of six and grandmother of 11 gives this New York “mama grizzly” a wonderful incentive to work hard to make sure our country remains the same land of opportunity for future generations of Americans.

When I visited Central New York last year with my daughter Willow, I remember telling her that there must be something in the water in this region of the country to produce so many strong, independent, historic women leaders. The women’s movement in America has its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, and Ann Marie is among today’s strong women leaders.

Please join me in supporting this dedicated public servant by visiting her website at http://www.buerkleforcongress.com and following her on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/07/sarah-palin-endorses-ann-marie.html#ixzz15pxInVRa

Viator on November 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM

SEIU needs to get up there, pronto and stop that from happening!

(Do I need to add “/s”?)

oldleprechaun on November 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM

What does this bring the total pickup in the house to?

HondaV65 on November 20, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Yes. We. Can.

/evil laugh!

Key West Reader on November 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM

With all that Dem power in NY, is it any wonder it’s hard to make it there?

Badger40 on November 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM

They make it so hard. This state has a LOT of talent, intellect, and hard working people in it. Too bad the state and county governments are such corrupt institutions.

blatantblue on November 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Results are not yet official, with Wayne County still tallying up their absentee ballots, but that’s been a Buerkle stronghold thus far and it’s looking like her 411…

I’ll give you the 411 Maffei by 666 votes after the countless recounts to get the correct vote count for NY-25. Didn’t the Franken fiasco in Minnesota teach the right anything about close elections?

Tommy_G on November 20, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Just wait until all those “absentee” ballots for Maffei are “found” in some poll workers car. You know, right there on the front passenger seat.

It’s worked before. Ask Franken.

GarandFan on November 20, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Ellmers and burkle? a very good week

unseen on November 20, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Nice!

ladyingray on November 20, 2010 at 10:36 AM

They make it so hard. This state has a LOT of talent, intellect, and hard working people in it. Too bad the state and county governments are such corrupt institutions.

blatantblue on November 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I grew up in Queens and took my son for a visit about a year or so ago. NYC is a socialist state. I was shocked to see everything run by the gumbint. The cab companies, hot dog carts, everything. And RUDE people? Hoo boy. It’s not the city I remember. But, it can be turned around if you folks can get a Governor Christie Clone!

Key West Reader on November 20, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Are we sure there aren’t some bags of ballots in the back of some Dem operative’s car yet to be found?

There probably filling them out as we write.

zmdavid on November 20, 2010 at 10:37 AM

zmdavid on November 20, 2010 at 10:37 AM
oops, “They’re” not “There” and I see lots of comments with the same sentiment.

zmdavid on November 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Please join me in supporting this dedicated public servant by visiting her website at http://www.buerkleforcongress.com and following her on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/07/sarah-palin-endorses-ann-marie.html#ixzz15pxInVRa

Viator on November 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Schweet! …and a bonus…my wife hails from up thatway! :)

ornery_independent on November 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I read last night that TWO voting machines were “Found” after the election that were unaccounted for. I wonder how many votes they churned out? Maffei may be in contact with the voting machine construction people to see if there any unaccounted for machines in NY-25.

inspectorudy on November 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Isn’t there one more outstanding NY seat where the Repubs are ahead?

lizzie beth on November 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Wanted to keep the Dems under 200 but now they are going to be at 194. That is so sweet to look at that number and have the Republicans at 241. That means loss of many seats on committees compared to in the past when the GOP controlled the House.

Watch Nancy Pelosi screaming for equal participation on the committees and a voice after what she has done to Republicans for the last four years. Cannot believe the Dem Caucus was dumb enough to elect her but then the progressives think they didn’t go left enough and that is why they lost. Simply amazing they are so dumb!

PhiKapMom on November 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Well another palin endorses person won who say she irrelevant now?

bessex on November 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Key West Reader on November 20, 2010 at 10:37 AM

They’re not so bad once you knock down the exterior lol

Isn’t there one more outstanding NY seat where the Repubs are ahead?

lizzie beth on November 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM

My district. Randy Altschuler Vs. tool Tim Bishop

blatantblue on November 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Viator on November 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Sarah’s endorsement was back in July. Mitt’s will be along any day now.

Kafir on November 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM

NY State needs to be two States: NYC and LI plus immediate bedroom communities which remains NY State, and then Upper York which is the rest of the State. If you are in the Albany-NYC axis you go one way, if you are outside of it you go another… yet the corrupt system engendered by NYC money and clout inside the State shifts power towards that axis.

Mind you that system started with the Erie Canal and the tolls from it and Albany realized it had to soak everyone to keep up its spending. Which is why the Interstate is a toll road… and that there are many State toll roads throughout the State. Way past nickel and diming, it gets to dollars and fivers pretty quickly especially with ‘temporary’ sales tax increases that never go away. I was glad to get a job away from the State and its regulations, taxes, restrictions, taxes, petty politics, taxes and the attitude that upstaters were just an easy piggy bank to rob from Albany. And once they get their claws into your accounts they never, ever want to let go, even after you move yourself and the money elsewhere.

ajacksonian on November 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM

So Joe Walsh beats Melissa Bean in IL-08 (final two days ago), Etheridge loses NC-2, and now NY-25 goes GOP.

Add three for the good guys. Woot!

Jaibones on November 20, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Is she related to John McCain?

SoulGlo on November 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Who? Stacy? He’s the blogger who is writing the report. Follow the link.

Jaibones on November 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Jaibones on November 20, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Yep, the local liberal news here in NC is gnashing teeth over Bobby “Whoeryew” Etheridge.

He is not being gratious either.

Can I get a woot woot for NC?

hawkdriver on November 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Anyone from Long Island? How’s the NY-01 race looking. We may get up to 243!

IR-MN on November 20, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Can I get a woot woot for NC?

hawkdriver on November 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Woot! Woot! Woot!

Ever since that drunken “whoareyou” video I’ve been hoping he’d get the boot. Whaddan idjit that guy is. Glad he lost. So here’s another Woot!

Key West Reader on November 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Who? Stacy? He’s the blogger who is writing the report. Follow the link.

Jaibones on November 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Sorry. My bad. I saw the name Stacy McCain with a picture of a woman who looks a little bit like John McCain so then I asked the question.

SoulGlo on November 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM

The “found” voting machines were in the Buffalo area, where a State Senate race is neck and neck. Won’t affect this one.

The Long Island race is neck and neck. Last I read Altshulder (sp?) was ahead but the dem had some favorable precints yet to be counted (plus they are wainting on miltary absentees)

Farenhold has a pretty safe lead in a Texas race that hasn’t been called yet.

The two Californi seats that haven’t been called yet aren’t looking good at this point.

I think Buerkle puts us at a net gain of 62, so we’re looking at 63 or 64, maybe 65 if we get a miracle in California.

BuzzCrutcher on November 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM

blatantblue on November 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Danke, that’s what I thought. Hope the vote totals hold up. It’s amazing how well the NY Repubs did considering the voids at the top of the ticket.

lizzie beth on November 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Assuming Buerkle won, that makes it +63 with 3 left, two of which are likely Dem and one that is slightly more likely Dem. So it’s probably +63, with a slight chance for +64.

G. Charles on November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM

I wonder how many seats were stolen besides NV.

esnap on November 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM

At the swearing in in January, the GOP will be at +65

bilups on November 20, 2010 at 11:03 AM

NV, CA, CT, DE, all stolen.

SilentWatcher on November 20, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Will one of the trolls or RINOs remind me why Sarah Palin is a idiot? I seem to have forgotten.

As close as this race and Renee Ellmers’ was, without Sarah Palin’s endorsement and the support it brings, both these fine ladies would have been footnotes in American History.

bw222 on November 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Sarah’s endorsement was back in July. Mitt’s will be along any day now.
Kafir on November 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Aw, Google is hard.

Buy Danish on November 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM

If Maffei isn’t ahead after Onondaga County (Syracuse) finishes its count, the odds are he’s not getting ahead, since Wayne County to the west of the Syracuse metro area tends Republican.

Upstate has a chance to get redder in 2012, if the state’s Republican and Conservative parties can get their act together in NY-23 (Doug Hoffman had a legitimate reason to run when the party bosses picked Scozzafava for the special is 2009; his decision not to drop off the Conservative line early enough to get his name off the ballot this year was selfish, after GOP primary voters in the district picked Doheny to face Owens, and again allowed enough of a split vote to let Owens score the victory with under 50 percent of the vote).

jon1979 on November 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM

This report is obviously false, as Buerkle was endorsed by Sarah Palin, and everybody knows that Palin and the Tea Party were completely repudiated at the polls this year. Hey, didn’t you hear, O’Donnell LOST!

holygoat on November 20, 2010 at 11:36 AM

To think that NY is a two party state is delusional.

The Republican establishment spends more time covering the backs of establishment Democrats than their supporting own.

The state one big circle jerk of arse covering and money laundering.

rickyricardo on November 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM

To think that NY is a two party state is delusional.

The Republican establishment spends more time covering the backs of establishment Democrats than supporting their own.

The state is one big circle jerk of arse covering and money laundering.

rickyricardo on November 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM

+63 is most likely.

“At the swearing in in January, the GOP will be at +65″
No. Although I thought that right after the election. Several close races that had GOP up have switched. Go to Real Clear Politics home page and you’ll see four undecided races: CA11, CA20, NY1 and NY25. Buerkle is looking like a win in NY 25, but the CA races, which had been led by the Republicans, now both are likely Dem wins. NY1 has been going back and forth, but I think is slightly more likely Dem now. Thus +63 (242 total).

+40 would have been a great victory, +50 a trouncing embarrassment and rejection of Obama, +60 a historic spanking and repudiation of all things O. +63 is sweet, sweet, sweet.

G. Charles on November 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Just another cold glass of water in the faces of the power drunk left. And it ain’t over yet either… Can’t wait for the rout in 2012…
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RalphyBoy on November 20, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I’m not in her district, but being in NY I’ve followed her race closely and I really like her. I’m glad to see that she’s all but won her race. Hopefully it will give other NY republican candidates hope to run.

Sir Corky on November 20, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Aw, Google is hard.

Buy Danish on November 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM

You realize that Willard is such an insignificant gnat that no one gives a damn if or when he endorses anyone, right? I mean seriously. Who cares. He’s the biggest nothing in politics.

gary4205 on November 20, 2010 at 1:12 PM

I blame Sarah Palin — for energizing the right!

DaMav on November 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM

The People, Tea Party Volunteers and Mrs. Palin worked very hard to get these “fiscally conservatives” into office.

Sad for her, the Establishment in DC will convert these representatives to BIG GOVERNMENT fans.

DC has only one motto:

“Campaigning is different from governing”.

- Hillary Clinton and Obama (in order of date of utterance).

Of course, McConnell and Cornyn are also believers of the same mantra.

Now, the challenge for the people is “how to keep these fresh/new leaders as fiscally conservatives”.

TOWNHALL MEETING MUST BECOME AN “OFFICIAL PART” OF THE OVERALL LEGISLATIVE PROCESS HERE IN AMERICA.

TheAlamos on November 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Hey Obama — YES WE DID!

ctmom on November 20, 2010 at 2:27 PM

The 2012 election will be a hoot because the RINO’s (new and old) will be cast out of DC along with the POTUS. These last two years have been an education to the voters who ignored politics in the past and are getting active now.

mixplix on November 20, 2010 at 6:36 PM

No, I don’t want to shout at Jazz for being a stupid RINO. I want to compliment Jazz for not opposing Buerkle. She used to be a pro-life activist. Ten or 15 years ago she was with operation rescue. So Jazz apparently accepts her despite that. Jazz, you have “grown”. I will note, however, that Ann Marie did not emphasize abortion in her race. I think that was wise. Still, it is amazing that she was elected from anywhere in New York.

chris999 on November 20, 2010 at 7:09 PM