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Democrat Dan Maffei Concedes N.Y. House Race; GOP Pickup Rises to 63

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New York Rep. Dan Maffei, a freshman Democrat, has conceded to Republican Ann Marie Buerkle in a close contest that appeared headed for a recount. Instead of requesting a re-canvass by hand, as some expected, Maffei on Wednesday conceded the race while defending his voting record during two years in the House, The Hill newspaper said. Buerkle's winning margin stood at 567 votes.

"The electorate may have changed tremendously from 2008 to 2010 in terms of who turned out to vote, but I kept my pledges to the people who elected me and I will forever be proud of that," Maffei said in a statement. "Not only do I not apologize for my positions on the stimulus, the health care bill, financial reform and the credit card bill, but my only regret is that there were not more opportunities to make health care more affordable to people and businesses, and get more resources to the region for needed public projects."

Dan MaffeiRep.-elect Buerkle, a registered nurse and lawyer, served as an assistant New York state attorney general. Her victory in an upstate district that includes Syracuse and counties to the west put the Republican pick-up in the Nov. 2 U.S. House election at 63 seats.

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universallite

Sorry to hear this. He is a good man and has done a decent job. People who voted him out did not look at his record. They just think they know it all and blamed him for what the Republicans did not the Democrats. People do not think. They act on irrational emotions not on facts. I have seen people lie on television and no one called them on it.

November 24 2010 at 6:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ettu

If the majority in the House was a close call, you can bet there would have been a whole lot of hanky panky going on in those few races that could have made a difference. Now that it is obvious it no longer matters if another Dem wins a seat, they are forgotten by their Party.

November 24 2010 at 11:47 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
seadogesq

NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE, YOU WERE VOTED OUT !

November 24 2010 at 10:05 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

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