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.
The candidates in the 24th congressional district contest were prepared for the race to go down to the wire, since polls predicted that democrat Dan Maffei and Ann Marie Buerkle were locked in a statistical tie, with Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum trailing behind. But it looks like former Congressman Maffei will be returning to Washington to represent central New York in Congress.
WRVO News is interviewing and profiling candidates in the region who are running in contested races. Ellen Abbot took a closer look at Ursula Rozum, a 28-year old activist who works for the Syracuse Peace Council and is running in the race for the newly redistricted 24th Congressional seat as the Green Party candidate.
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WRVO News is interviewing and profiling candidates in the region who are running in contended races. Ellen Abbot took a closer look at 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. She's looking for a second term in the newly drawn 24th Congressional District.
The candidates running for the 24th congressional district seat offered three distinct choices for voters in the first televised debate featuring all three candidates last night. The budget deficit, jobs, and health care reform were major issues discussed in the WCNY studios, but the most pointed comments mirrored a dispute in the campaign over abortion and the definition of rape.
Two of three candidates in the race for the 24th congressional district, met with voters in Cayuga county yesterday during a town hall forum organized by one of those candidates, Republican Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle.
Democratic congressional hopeful Dan Maffei is calling on Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle to take a stand on hydrofracking. At the same time, Maffei is reiterating his support for federal legislation that would regulate the practice.
Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum says she's been pressured to drop out of the race in the 24th Congressional district. 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.
Congressional races around the country are likely to heat up now that the House of Representatives and the Senate have recessed until after the election. In the Syracuse area, the re-match between Ann Marie Buerkle and Dan Maffei is statistically a tie, according to the latest poll.
Running in her first race for public office, Ursula Rozum is the Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 24th district. She's going up against the incumbent Republican Ann Marie Buerkle and Democratic challenger Dan Maffei.
While local governments, the state of New York, and the federal government continue to work to make the sale and possession of designer drugs like bath salts illegal, there's one politician who says this is the wrong way to deal with the crisis. The 24th congressional district Green Party candidate predicts the moves will all backfire.