Dan Maffei has always impressed us as being an honest, knowledgeable, caring congressman. He listens, he reads, he has an open mind and much energy, and he has not neglected Wayne County.
Many have questioned the sources of funds to run the campaigns of Ann Marie Buerkle and Rep. Dan Maffei for the 25th Congressional District.
Critics of Dan often cite their opinion based upon his employment as an aide to New York City-area Rep. Charles Rangel. Are you responsible for your boss/employer’s actions after the fact? Dan has stated he is disappointed in the alleged actions of Mr. Rangel and has not accepted funds from him this time.
When the shoe was on the previous Republican foot, Rep. Jim Walsh accepted PAC funds; he is now a lobbyist. As a congressman, his last two election reports show he accepted over $1 million in such funds. This is never cited by those suddenly upset about too much money in Congress, nor by Ms. Buerkle, who is delighted to accept those she can obtain.
Mr. Maffei has been honest in his reporting of sources of funds, and a significant amount comes from within the district and the state. Meanwhile, Karl Rove has been dumping $410,000 from American Crossroads to the airwaves of Rochester and Syracuse for Ms. Buerkle.
Dan Maffei has always impressed us as being an honest, knowledgeable, caring congressman. He listens, he reads, he has an open mind and much energy. He has not neglected Wayne County and has partnered with local governments, individuals and business groups to resolve concerns.
A vote for Dan Maffei is a vote for progress and continuing to move this region back on the road to self-sufficiency, away from the decline that started the 21st century.