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{{tnr}}'''Leslie Danks Burke''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|the 23rd Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Leslie Danks Burke''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|the 23rd Congressional District]] of [[New York]]. She lost in the primary.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Burke is an attorney.<ref name="three"/>
 
Burke is an attorney.<ref name="three"/>
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Burke is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|23rd District]]. She is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> and faces attorney [[Melissa Dobson]] and county legislator [[Nate Shinagawa]] in the June 26 primary.  
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Burke ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012|23rd District]]. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> and lost to county legislator [[Nate Shinagawa]] in the June 26 primary.<ref name="apny"/>
  
The winner will take on Republican incumbent [[Tom Reed]]. The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken an interest in the race, citing the three challengers as evidence of opposition to the Republican incumbent.<ref name="three">[http://www.mpnnow.com/features/x448225828/Three-way-Democratic-primary-in-23rd-Congressional-District ''Messenger-Post'' "Three-way Democratic primary in 23rd Congressional District," June 20, 2012]</ref>
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The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took an interest in the race, citing the three challengers as evidence of opposition to the Republican incumbent.<ref name="three">[http://www.mpnnow.com/features/x448225828/Three-way-Democratic-primary-in-23rd-Congressional-District ''Messenger-Post'' "Three-way Democratic primary in 23rd Congressional District," June 20, 2012]</ref>
  
Local Democratic officials and organizations have split their endorsements mainly between Burke and Shinagawa.<ref>[http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/572377/Endorsements-muddle-primary.html?nav=5047 ''Dunkirk Observer'' "Endorsements muddle primary," June 1, 2012]</ref>
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Local Democratic officials and organizations split their endorsements mainly between Burke and Shinagawa.<ref>[http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/572377/Endorsements-muddle-primary.html?nav=5047 ''Dunkirk Observer'' "Endorsements muddle primary," June 1, 2012]</ref>
  
All three Democratic challengers support Obamacare and oppose hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Burke and Shinagawa want to more heavily tax corporations, and Dobson wants to link education and technical training.<ref name="three"/>
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All three Democratic challengers supported Obamacare and opposed hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Burke and Shinagawa wanted to tax corporations more heavily, and Dobson wanted to link education and technical training.<ref name="three"/>
  
 
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==Recent news==

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Leslie Danks Burke
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Leslie Danks Burke was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 23rd Congressional District of New York. She lost in the primary.[1]

Burke is an attorney.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

Burke ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 23rd District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket[3] and lost to county legislator Nate Shinagawa in the June 26 primary.[1]

The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took an interest in the race, citing the three challengers as evidence of opposition to the Republican incumbent.[2]

Local Democratic officials and organizations split their endorsements mainly between Burke and Shinagawa.[4]

All three Democratic challengers supported Obamacare and opposed hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Burke and Shinagawa wanted to tax corporations more heavily, and Dobson wanted to link education and technical training.[2]

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