24th Congressional District http://wrvo.org en Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-picks-endorsement-business-leaders <p>Rep. Dan Maffei has picked up the endorsement of an informal group of central New York business and economic leaders.</p><p>About two dozen executives are backing the Syracuse Democrat in his bid for re-election against Republican John Katko.</p><p>Eric Mower, of the advertising firm Eric Mower and Associates, says he’s neither a Republican nor Democrat and he supported former Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican.</p><p>But he says has focused on the issues facing the region.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:41:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58891 at http://wrvo.org Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders Katko unveils plan for veterans, says VA needs to be held accountable http://wrvo.org/post/katko-unveils-plan-veterans-says-va-needs-be-held-accountable <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:50 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 58626 at http://wrvo.org Katko unveils plan for veterans, says VA needs to be held accountable Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies http://wrvo.org/post/katko-calls-out-maffei-gas-and-energy-policies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As central New Yorkers hop in their cars to head off for the holiday weekend, the </span>24th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District race is focusing on gas prices and energy policy.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58284 at http://wrvo.org Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies John Katko on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/john-katko-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations.&nbsp; Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging Dan Maffei for the </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">24</span><font size="1" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 7.3pt;"><sup>th</sup></span></font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-fami Sun, 25 May 2014 21:25:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 56385 at http://wrvo.org John Katko on The Campbell Conversations Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-stumps-dan-maffei <p></p><p>One of the Democratic Party’s top women visited Syracuse to stump for Rep. Dan Maffei, who is running for re-election to Congress.</p><p>Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She spoke a Laci’s Tapas Bar Monday, a women-owned restaurant in the city's Hawley Green neighborhood.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Common Councilor Helen Hudson, and former Palmyra Mayor Vicky Daly all showered their praise as well.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:53:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55689 at http://wrvo.org Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei Maffei challenges Katko to "straightforward campaign" http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-challenges-katko-straightforward-campaign <p>Rep. Dan Maffei&nbsp;has called on his Republican challenger to sign a pledge vowing to run a "clean campaign." That challenger, John Katko, agrees with the notion, but has decided to raise Maffei's offer.</p><p>Maffei, D-Syracuse, sent <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/220326059/Maffei-s-Clean-Campaign-Pledge#fullscreen=1" target="_blank">the pledge</a> to Katko this week, saying the two should reject campaign contributions from "shady" outside groups that hide their donors. They should run "an honest, straightforward campaign," Maffei wrote.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54859 at http://wrvo.org Maffei challenges Katko to "straightforward campaign" Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/katko-selected-gop-designated-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former U.S. Attorney John Katko walked out of the Republican convention in Syracuse this weekend as the party designated GOP candidate in the race for central New York's 24th Congressional District. It was the culmination of months of politicking by eight candidates who wanted the chance to unseat democrat Dan Maffei.<br /><br />"Cayuga, Wayne County, Oswego and Onondaga County has selected on the first round of voting to take on Dan Maffei, U.S. Attorney John Katko."<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:22:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52123 at http://wrvo.org Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/gop-nominates-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former federal prosecutor John Katko has won the endorsement of the Republican Party in the race for the 24th Congressional District. &nbsp;He garnered enough votes out of a field of seven candidates, to get the nomination on one ballot at a GOP convention in Syracuse <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1509901718" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Saturday</span></span>. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:02:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52086 at http://wrvo.org GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei Eight potential Maffei challengers attend GOP forum to make their case http://wrvo.org/post/eight-potential-maffei-challengers-attend-gop-forum-make-their-case <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:56:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52027 at http://wrvo.org Eight potential Maffei challengers attend GOP forum to make their case GOP in 24th Congressional District prepares to endorse candidate for November election http://wrvo.org/post/gop-24th-congressional-district-prepares-endorse-candidate-november-election <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:54:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51627 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/congressman-dan-maffei-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2012, the voters in the 24th Congressional district gave <a href="http://maffei.house.gov/" target="_blank">Dan&nbsp;Maffei</a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;a second chance when they chose him to replace Ann Marie Buerkle</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, after she had defeated him just two years before.&nbsp; Now a year in to his new term in o Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50289 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations GOP searching for candidate to run for 24th congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/gop-searching-candidate-run-24th-congressional-district <p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:19:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44741 at http://wrvo.org GOP searching for candidate to run for 24th congressional district Buerkle says she will not run for Congress in 2014 http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-says-she-will-not-run-congress-2014 <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:52:24 +0000 WRVO News 44707 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle says she will not run for Congress in 2014 Maffei marks 100 days back in office by talking jobs http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-marks-100-days-back-office-talking-jobs <p>Central New York's congressman has marked his first 100 days back in office by laying out a blueprint for jobs and the economy. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36319 at http://wrvo.org Maffei marks 100 days back in office by talking jobs Maffei listening tour focuses on area businesses http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-listening-tour-focuses-area-businesses <p>Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei is getting reacquainted with central New York voters. The first of a series of listening tours this week focused on business in the new 24th Congressional District. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:20:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32076 at http://wrvo.org Maffei listening tour focuses on area businesses Rep. Buerkle says serving in Congress was an honor http://wrvo.org/post/rep-buerkle-says-serving-congress-was-honor <p>Last week, the Syracuse area saw returning Democrat Congressman Dan Maffei sworn-in and Republican Representative Ann Marie Buerkle leave office. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Buerkle about the ups and downs of her time in Washington, D.C. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:23:02 +0000 Catherine Loper 31517 at http://wrvo.org Rep. Buerkle says serving in Congress was an honor "Redshirt sophomore" Maffei ready to return to Congress http://wrvo.org/post/redshirt-sophomore-maffei-ready-return-congress <p>Members of the 113th Congress will be sworn in January 3 -- and part of the new Congress will be a familiar face returning to Washington to represent the Syracuse area in a redistricted seat. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:45:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31224 at http://wrvo.org "Redshirt sophomore" Maffei ready to return to Congress Buerkle concedes 24th District race to Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-concedes-24th-district-race-maffei <p>Republican congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle stepped out of the federal office building in downtown Syracuse this afternoon, gave county party chair Tom Dadey a hug, and conceded the race for New York's 24th Congressional District to Democrat Dan Maffei. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:59:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28912 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle concedes 24th District race to Maffei Maffei claims victory, Buerkle not conceding 24th District race http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-claims-victory-buerkle-not-conceding-24th-district-race <p>In a statement released Tuesday morning, Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle indicated she is still not conceding her race to represent central New York's 24th congressional district, despite trailing by about 4 percent to Democrat Dan Maffei. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:30:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28765 at http://wrvo.org Area seniors worried about entitlement cuts http://wrvo.org/post/area-seniors-worried-about-entitlement-cuts <p>Seniors in the 24th congressional district are worried about the future of Medicare and Social Security according to a poll conducted by the AARP.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:49:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28493 at http://wrvo.org Area seniors worried about entitlement cuts Profile: Dan Maffei working to get back to Congress http://wrvo.org/post/profile-dan-maffei-working-get-back-congress <p>WRVO News is interviewing and profiling candidates in the region who are running in contended races.&nbsp; Ellen Abbot took a closer look at Democrat Dan Maffei, who is trying to win back the seat in Congress he lost two years ago by the slimmest of margins to Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buekle. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:18:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28436 at http://wrvo.org Profile: Dan Maffei working to get back to Congress Rozum accuses GOP donors of trying to "game the election" http://wrvo.org/post/rozum-accuses-gop-donors-trying-game-election <p>The Green Party's candidate for central New York's congressional seat is giving away some recent large campaign contributions she received. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28469 at http://wrvo.org Rozum accuses GOP donors of trying to "game the election" Profile: Ann Marie Buerkle working for a 2nd term http://wrvo.org/post/profile-ann-marie-buerkle-working-2nd-term <p>WRVO News is interviewing and profiling candidates in the region who are running in contended races.&nbsp; Ellen Abbot took a closer look at&nbsp; Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle. The Republican from Onondaga Hill won her seat in Congress two years ago by the thinnest of margins - only 648 votes.&nbsp; She's looking for a second term in the newly drawn 24th Congressional District. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:42:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28432 at http://wrvo.org Profile: Ann Marie Buerkle working for a 2nd term Rozum runs first campaign ad http://wrvo.org/post/rozum-runs-first-campaign-ad <p>Ursula Rozum, Green Party candidate for Congress in the 24th congressional district, is beginning to run her first television campaign ad in the final days before the November 6 election. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:18:37 +0000 Catherine Loper 28404 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings popularity to Syracuse to stump for Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-popularity-syracuse-stump-maffei <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought his high popularity numbers to Syracuse Friday to campaign with a fellow Democrat who is in a tight congressional race. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:27:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28171 at http://wrvo.org Charles Schumer endorses Dan Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/charles-schumer-endorses-dan-maffei <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>Congressional hopeful Dan Maffei has the support of one of the state's top democrats as he tries to unseat incumbent Republican Ann Marie Buerkle.</font></span></p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:28:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 27347 at http://wrvo.org Charles Schumer endorses Dan Maffei Dan Maffei on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/dan-maffei-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt">The race for New York’s 24<font size="2"><span style="font-size:9.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font> congressional district seat is one of the most hotly contested and closely watched contests in the country. In an interview that took place on September 18<font size="2"><span style="font-size:9.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font>, Democratic challenger Dan Maffei -- the former holder of the seat who’s challenging Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle in a rematch -- looks back on his previous campaign.</span></font></span></font></p><p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:29:01 +0000 Grant Reeher 26895 at http://wrvo.org Green Party candidate Rozum says she has been pressured to leave the race http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-candidate-rozum-says-she-has-been-pressured-leave-race <p>Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum says she's been pressured to drop out of the race in the 24th Congressional district. &nbsp;She won't say who's putting that pressure on her, but says she has the ability to take votes away from both major party candidates, Democratic challenger Dan Maffei, and incumbent Republican Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:31:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 27013 at http://wrvo.org Green Party candidate Rozum says she has been pressured to leave the race Controversial ad causing congressional race to heat up http://wrvo.org/post/controversial-ad-causing-congressional-race-heat <p>A political ad is making waves in the race for the 24th congressional district. At issue, is a piece of legislation regarding federal funding for abortion, specifically the language regarding rape victims who want an abortion. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:41:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26954 at http://wrvo.org Representative Buerkle wants candidate town hall meetings http://wrvo.org/post/representative-buerkle-wants-candidate-town-hall-meetings <p>Representative Ann Marie Buerkle has challenged her two competitors to participate in a series of four joint town hall meetings before the November 6 election.</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:31:02 +0000 Catherine Loper 26498 at http://wrvo.org