My Interview with Ann Marie Buerkle

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My Interview with Ann Marie Buerkle

Fol­low­ing up on my last post I spoke to Ann Marie Buerkle this week:

DaT­e­chGuy: How are the absen­tee bal­lots look­ing so far?

Ann Marie Buerkle: They are look­ing pretty good absen­tee bal­lots are break­ing more from areas I’ve done well in.

DTG: So what kind of tac­tics have you been see­ing the other side running?

AMB: Well first of all they asked for a man­ual count, the Judge has rejected that tem­porar­ily. No prob­lems have come up with the machines. The DCCC and the Unions are here in force and their cam­paign has asked the media to in a memo to hold off report­ing on the race. They’ve even been con­tact­ing vot­ers at home to find how they voted! (DTG as I’ve reported here)

DTG: Has there been any issues with Mil­i­tary Ballots?

AMB: No they have steered clear of them, so far.

DTG: I guess that is the last resort, What kind of oper­a­tion are they running?

AMB: The goal seems to be to dis­qual­ify as many repub­li­can bal­lots as they can, they are object­ing to absen­tee bal­lots at a ratio of 31 com­pared to us.

DTG: And what about the con­gress­man himself?

AMB: There has been sign of him, he has not make a state­ment or an appear­ance since elec­tion night. On Vet­er­ans day he didn’t even put in an appear­ance or a state­ment, very very unusual.

DTG: Speak­ing of unusual a lot of peo­ple seems to have been taken by sur­prise by your lead.

AMB: John McCain only took 43% of the vote in this district.

DTG: And there was that poll we talked about dur­ing Stacy McCain’s and my visit.

AMB: We worked very hard in Mon­roe County and took it 5545. No Repub­li­can had ever taken Mon­roe county before. We did even bet­ter in Wayne county with 65% of the vote and I have to men­tion the grass roots effort in the town of Web­ster, sim­ply mas­ter­ful, vol­un­teers knocked on every door and left mate­ri­als at every house more than once. I can’t say enough about our volunteers.

DTG: And as the count goes on what will you be up to?

AMB: I will be attend­ing the Con­gres­sional Fresh­man Ori­en­ta­tion event in Washington.

DTG: Yeah with the cur­rent pop­u­lar­ity of the pres­i­dent that a los­ing propo­si­tion, no won­der they are all in now. Finally with all the Union and DCCC help against you I pre­sume you could use a few dol­lars to keep up.

AMB: Yes we need to be able to match them as they try to dis­qual­ify enough repub­li­can absen­tee bal­lots to man­age a win.

DTG: And where can peo­ple give?

AMB: They can give at our post Elec­tion Fund here.

DTG: Ann Marie Buerkle thank you for your time

Following up on my last post I spoke to Ann Marie Buerkle this week:

DaTechGuy: How are the absentee ballots looking so far?

Ann Marie Buerkle: They are looking pretty good absentee ballots are breaking more from areas I’ve done well in.

DTG: So what kind of tactics have you been seeing the other side running?

AMB: Well first of all they asked for a manual count, the Judge has rejected that temporarily. No problems have come up with the machines. The DCCC and the Unions are here in force and their campaign has asked the media to in a memo to hold off reporting on the race. They’ve even been contacting voters at home to find how they voted! (DTG as I’ve reported here)

DTG: Has there been any issues with Military Ballots?

AMB: No they have steered clear of them, so far.

DTG: I guess that is the last resort, What kind of operation are they running?

AMB: The goal seems to be to disqualify as many republican ballots as they can, they are objecting to absentee ballots at a ratio of 3-1 compared to us.

DTG: And what about the congressman himself?

AMB: There has been sign of him, he has not make a statement or an appearance since election night. On Veterans day he didn’t even put in an appearance or a statement, very very unusual.

DTG: Speaking of unusual a lot of people seems to have been taken by surprise by your lead.

AMB: John McCain only took 43% of the vote in this district.

DTG: And there was that poll we talked about during Stacy McCain’s and my visit.

AMB: We worked very hard in Monroe County and took it 55-45. No Republican had ever taken Monroe county before. We did even better in Wayne county with 65% of the vote and I have to mention the grass roots effort in the town of Webster, simply masterful, volunteers knocked on every door and left materials at every house more than once. I can’t say enough about our volunteers.

DTG: And as the count goes on what will you be up to?

AMB: I will be attending the Congressional Freshman Orientation event in Washington.

DTG: Yeah with the current popularity of the president that a losing proposition, no wonder they are all in now. Finally with all the Union and DCCC help against you I presume you could use a few dollars to keep up.

AMB: Yes we need to be able to match them as they try to disqualify enough republican absentee ballots to manage a win.

DTG: And where can people give?

AMB: They can give at our post Election Fund here.

DTG: Ann Marie Buerkle thank you for your time