Leslie Danks Burke
|Leslie Danks Burke|
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|U.S. House, New York, District 23|
Danks Burke is an attorney.
Danks 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 and lost to county legislator Nate Shinagawa in the June 26 primary.
The national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took an interest in the race, citing the three challengers as evidence of opposition to the Republican incumbent.
Local Democratic officials and organizations split their endorsements mainly between Danks Burke and Shinagawa.
All three Democratic challengers supported the Affordable Care Act and opposed hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Danks Burke and Shinagawa wanted to tax corporations more heavily, and Dobson wanted to link education and technical training.
|U.S. House, New York, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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- AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
- Messenger-Post "Three-way Democratic primary in 23rd Congressional District," June 20, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012
- Dunkirk Observer "Endorsements muddle primary," June 1, 2012
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