(CNN) - President Barack Obama touted in his weekly address the transportation and student loan measure he recently signed into law, while Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle urged her congressional colleagues to do more in aid of the struggling economy - including repeal of Obama's health reform law.
Obama recorded his message while campaigning in Ohio this past week, and pointed to the law which funds transportation projects nationwide, extends lowered federal student loan interest rates and reauthorizes the national flood insurance program.
(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.