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Leslie Danks Burke
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 23
PartyDemocratic
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ProfessionAttorney
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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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