CNY: Sarah Palin endorses Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25 congressional race
Monday, July 12, 2010
Washington, D.C. -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin today endorsed Republican-Conservative Ann Marie Buerkle in her bid to unseat Rep. Dan Maffei in the 25th Congressional District.
Palin's endorsement, sent to her national followers on Facebook and Twitter, could provide a sorely-needed boost in campaign contributions for Buerkle.
Buerkle, an Onondaga Hill lawyer and former member of the Syracuse Common Council, had about $100,000 in her campaign account at the end of the first quarter, compared to $1.4 million for Maffei, D-DeWitt.
Buerkle said today she asked Palin for her endorsement, and was pleased when the former vice presidential candidate called her at about noon.
"She congratulated for me for running and said if there was anything she could do to support the campaign, she would be more than willing to do that,” Buerkle said. the rest
Sarah Palin's Facebook: Ann Marie Buerkle for New York’s 25th District
I’m proud to endorse an Empire State leader who’s running to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District. Ann Marie Buerkle is a commonsense constitutional conservative and is willing to put it all on the line to help put our country on the right track. Ann Marie is a registered nurse who went back to college to earn her law degree at age 40, while at the same time serving her community on the Syracuse City Council. Since 1997, Ann Marie has served as an Assistant New York State Attorney General on behalf of Upstate Medical Center. If you want an expert who knows why we need to repeal and replace Obamacare, Ann Marie is that candidate. She is the daughter of hardworking immigrants who knows what makes this country great: our free market work ethic where anyone with a dream and the dedication to work hard for it can achieve success. Being a proud mother of six and grandmother of 11 gives this New York “mama grizzly” a wonderful incentive to work hard to make sure our country remains the same land of opportunity for future generations of Americans.
When I visited Central New York last year with my daughter Willow, I remember telling her that there must be something in the water in this region of the country to produce so many strong, independent, historic women leaders.
The women’s movement in America has its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, and Ann Marie is among today’s strong women leaders.Please join me in supporting this dedicated public servant by visiting her website at www.buerkleforcongress.com and following her on Facebook and Twitter. - Sarah Palin