GOP gains 63 in House
November 23rd, 2010
03:36 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP gains 63 in House

(CNN) - Incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei has conceded the race for his House seat in New York's 25th Congressional district to Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle.

Buerkle's win gives Republicans a net gain of 63 seats in the House. It also makes New York the state with the most GOP House pickups– six districts changed sides in the 2010 midterms. Republicans picked up five seats in Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively.

New York still has one Congressional race undecided– the 1st District race between Democratic incumbent Timothy Bishop and Republican Randy Altschuler. Two other House races remain unresolved in California's 20th and 11th districts.

Maffei said in a statement, "I congratulate Congresswoman-elect Buerkle and her supporters and family. I wish her luck in the new Republican majority. "

In a press conference Tuesday, Buerkle credited her grassroots supporters with helping her capture the win.

"We came from nowhere and we worked hard and we put together one by one a coalition of people who believed in me." Buerkle said.


Filed under: 2010 • Ann Marie Buerkle • Dan Maffei • Republicans
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. stufthis

    Finally the repubs have enough in congress to make those debt enhancing Bush tax cuts for the wealthy permanent, and the debt reducing health reform eliminated. We can now see government services reduced, and the size of government reduced, but more agents will be needed for checking on bedrooms and women's rights.

    November 23, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. Me

    The American electorate does not "Get it" (whatever "It" is)
    We are not the smartest. (thanks to cutting education)
    We are not the best
    We are not the most productive or hardest working (outsourcing)
    We are STUPID
    We are INSANE (insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results– A. Einstein)
    We have short term and long term memory loss!
    These bastards brought this country to it's knees with nothing but their bad policy and people continue to vote for them...WHY? Because we are stupid lazy and insane THAT'S WHY!

    November 23, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. GL

    I hope all goes well in Jan. when the Republicans wipe out all the Federal Government and I don't want to hear from any body that voted this fools back in office. American people are going to get just what they desire a third world country.

    November 23, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    Finally the Federal government will begin working for the country and the economy instead of just the politicians and the deals they can make behind closed doors with their special interests.

    November 23, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    wow I wonder if the 50% or so of Americans that didn't know the GOP won the House are aware they gained one more seat? The disconnect of what is going on in our country to the people that could vote to effect it is UNREAL. Thus shows why everything from Sarah Palin to FoxNews is so popular with a nation that refuses to just lookup facts and how it effects them.

    November 23, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. King

    Well the repugs told the American people if they won the stock market will sky rocket, well I am still waiting. The stock market was booming just before the repugs won. Was big corporations and fox news, Cnbc news, the chame
    Bees of commerce sold us out. I hope we are not heading for another senator Scott brown from Massachusetts, incident, when the stocks were moving up and as soon as he won the republican senate seat the stocks plunged.

    November 23, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. Jim from Va

    If America becomes a thirld world country it will be because of Obama desire to create a socialist utopia.

    November 23, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    I just read that corporate profits hit a new record last quarter. Whew, am I relieved. I thought that the recession was still going on. Don't fergit to buy American on Black Friday, consumerbots! The job you save could be your own. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

    November 23, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Excellent news! Another Socialist DemocRAT thrown out. There IS hope for the country. I can hardly wait until 2012 until the work is completed and the rest of them are sent packing, including Obozo and Crazy Joe.

    Now hear this DemocRATS, you have TWO WHOLE YEARS to fix your communication problem with the American people. PLEASE make sure you continue doing exactly what you have been doing for the last 2-4 years! ONLY DO MORE OF IT because the American people are just too dumb to understand that spending us into bankruptcy is a good thing.

    I look forward to the extinction of the Socialist DemocRAT party and its endless fostering of government dependence.

    November 23, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    Half of the American people who did not vote for the Republicans STILL have a voice. Remember, the Independents “swayed” only to get a more BALANCED House and/or Senate. The RepubliCAN'Ts truly believe that the last election was about THEM only!! It’s NOT!! Let them continue to believe that and stay on their so-call high pedestal up until the next election!!

    For now, I will continue to stick with our current leader, President Obama, on the journey to Move America Forward!!

    November 23, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving
    "Excellent news! Another Socialist DemocRAT thrown out. There IS hope for the country. I can hardly wait until 2012 until the work is completed and the rest of them are sent packing, including Obozo and Crazy Joe.
    Now hear this DemocRATS, you have TWO WHOLE YEARS to fix your communication problem with the American people. PLEASE make sure you continue doing exactly what you have been doing for the last 2-4 years! ONLY DO MORE OF IT because the American people are just too dumb to understand that spending us into bankruptcy is a good thing.
    I look forward to the extinction of the Socialist DemocRAT party and its endless fostering of government dependence."
    November 23, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |

    Socialism? Really? name one policy or piece of legislation from the last two years that is even remotely socialist. You can't. The problem is one of perspective. This country has been pulled so far to the right in the last 30 years that what used to be known as the center is now known as socialism. Enjoy your fascist corporatocracy, consumerbots. You truly get the government you deserve. Oh, and keep bashing the unions while your wages have been stagnant for 30 years. Have a nice day!

    November 23, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. betterdays

    One more futile vote against the inevitable impending disaster. You can't stop "progress."

    November 23, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Ann Marie Buerkle defaulted over $27000 on her taxes, yet donated 28 K to her campaign....is the kind of honesty and integrity the GOP will continue to bring? She was a lawyer defending hospitals and insurance corporations from people who were denied coverage: is this what you want? Another corporate whore bought and paid for special interest money? I ahve to laugh when i hear people complain about Democratic special interests, when they pale in comparison to what the GOP did.

    November 23, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Dear Me@please tell where we "cut" education? Certainly the democrat liberals gave more money to the teachers unions, to the point where much of what we had has been lost. But still half of my local property taxes, half of my state taxes and an unspecified amount of my federal taxes go to "education." And yet we still see kids that are dumb as rocks, and teachers more worried about getting their Viagara paid for than being tested for their job skills. It the democrat liberal dream, you just can't thow enough money at it.

    November 23, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  15. Bill in California

    YOU LIBS HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF...so please quit your WHINING! As you are so given to say in the past 'GET OVER IT!"

    November 23, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |