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Prior to being elected to the [[United States House of Representatives|House]] Maffei served as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Saracuse, New York and as a communications and policy advisor for both Sens. Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.<ref>[http://www.maffeiforcongress.com/about ''Campaign website'' "bio"]</ref>
Prior to being elected to the [[United States House of Representatives|House]] Maffei served as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Saracuse, New York and as a communications and policy advisor for both Sens. Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.<ref >[http://www.maffeiforcongress.com/about ''Campaign website'' "bio"]</ref>
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Maffei has worked as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Syracuse and he has served as a communications and policy advisor for Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He previously served one term in the [[U.S. House]] from 2008 to 2010.<ref
Maffei has worked as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Syracuse and he has served as a communications and policy advisor for Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He previously served one term in the [[U.S. House]] from 2008 to 2010.<ref "" />
Revision as of 14:29, 19 July 2013
|U.S. House, New York, District 24|
|2009-2011, January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position (current service)||1|
|Years in position (previous service)||2|
|Predecessor||Richard L. Hanna (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|U.S. House, New York, District 25|
|Master's||Columbia University, Harvard University|
|Birthday||July 4, 1968|
|Place of birth||Syracuse, NY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Maffei is set to run for re-election in New York's 24th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Prior to being elected to the House Maffei served as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Saracuse, New York and as a communications and policy advisor for both Sens. Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Maffei is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.
Maffei has worked as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Syracuse and he has served as a communications and policy advisor for Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He previously served one term in the U.S. House from 2008 to 2010.
Maffei serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Oversight - Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Maffei listed several of his campaign themes on his website including:
- Tax Relief
- Balanced Budget
- Retirement Security
- Iraq and Afghanistan
- Ending Bailouts
- Making Trade Work
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Maffei has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.0% of the time. That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 95.7% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 96.5% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Maffei supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.
Finally, Maffei voted in favor of the health care reform bill. 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.
Maffei is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Maffei ran for U.S. House in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and faced incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle (R) and Ursula Rozum (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election. Maffei won the election.
|U.S. House, New York District 24 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ann Marie Buerkle Incumbent||41.9%||127,054|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
Comprehensive donor information for Maffei is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Maffei raised a total of $2,032,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.
|Dan Maffei's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 24)||$2,032,959|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,032,959|
|U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 24th Congressional District, 2012 - Dan Maffei Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$2,018,350|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$2,056,079|
|Top contributors to Dan Maffei's campaign committee|
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte||$23,250|
|League of Conservation Voters||$16,693|
|New Democrat Coalition||$12,251|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$81,500|
|Securities & Investment||$81,262|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Maffei missed 38 of 1,757 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Apr 2013, which is 2.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Maffei's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-97,998 to $-2. That averages to $-49,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Voting with party
Dan Maffei voted with the Democratic Party 78.7% of the time, which ranked 195th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June, 2013.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Dan + Maffei + New York + House
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- Media coverage:
- The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- Campaign website "bio"
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Campaign website "Issues"
- A Line of Sight "2010 House Dem Voting Report"
- Washington Post "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
- Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
- Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
- Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
- Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
- AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- Open Secrets "Fundraising for Dan Maffei" March 2013
- Open Secrets "Dan Maffei 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- Gov Track "Maffei, Dan" Accessed June 21, 2013
- GovTrack, "Dan Maffei" Accessed April 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Dan Maffei (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
Richard L. Hanna
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 24
| Succeeded by|
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 25
| Succeeded by|
Ann Marie Buerkle
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