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Madigan 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 26th congressional district elections, 2012|26th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party primaries<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 will face incumbent [[Brian Higgins]] (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<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>
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Madigan 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 26th congressional district elections, 2012|26th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party primaries<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 will face incumbent [[Brian Higgins]] (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<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>
  
 
With [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] making the district even more solidly Democratic,<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Sabato Crystal Ball'' "2012 House Ratings," June 13, 2012]</ref> Madigan admits that he will be at a disadvantage heading into the general election. However, he says he is inspired to run because he wants to improve Buffalo's dismal education conditions. Madigan considers incumbent Higgins to have ignored the city's poverty and underperforming school system.<ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article793418.ece ''Buffalo News'' "GOP’s Madigan steps up to challenge Higgins," April 3, 2012]</ref>
 
With [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] making the district even more solidly Democratic,<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Sabato Crystal Ball'' "2012 House Ratings," June 13, 2012]</ref> Madigan admits that he will be at a disadvantage heading into the general election. However, he says he is inspired to run because he wants to improve Buffalo's dismal education conditions. Madigan considers incumbent Higgins to have ignored the city's poverty and underperforming school system.<ref>[http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article793418.ece ''Buffalo News'' "GOP’s Madigan steps up to challenge Higgins," April 3, 2012]</ref>

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Michael Madigan
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 26
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Michael "Mike" Madigan is a 2012 Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 26th Congressional District of New York.

Biography

Madigan works as a manager for a biotechnology firm. He is a Tea Party activist and vice president of the Rochester-based Frederick Douglass Foundation, a think-tank focused on education policy issues.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Madigan says he chose to run against Brian Higgins because the incumbent Democrat "ignores what's happening here" in Buffalo's economically disadvantaged East Side. He says education is key, along with lower taxes and reduced regulations in order to help the area's competitiveness.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 26th congressional district elections, 2012

Madigan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 26th District. He was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party primaries[3] and will face incumbent Brian Higgins (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[4]

With redistricting making the district even more solidly Democratic,[5] Madigan admits that he will be at a disadvantage heading into the general election. However, he says he is inspired to run because he wants to improve Buffalo's dismal education conditions. Madigan considers incumbent Higgins to have ignored the city's poverty and underperforming school system.[6]

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