Dan was Congressman for upstate NY for 2 short years, when 2 years ago he was swept out of his seat by the Teajadists and Ann Marie Buerkle (then designated NY-25 before census), losing in one of the closest of the 2010 Congressional races by only 650 votes.
Of course, Buerkle has since proved to be the most right-wing Republican in NY, voting against Veterans' funding, the Affordable Care Act, and anything to do with women's health & the ability to access contraception or a safe abortion. Buerkle has voted for Paul Ryan's disastrous budget, wants to see Medicare stopped for anyone under 55, invited the despicable Allen West to raise money in the district. She's one of the GOP's "Young Guns" (do you remember Sarah Palin's "Don't retreat; rearm," motto?) that came in on the Tea Party vote of 2 years ago.
Let's help Dan Maffei sweep another Teajadist off the board and return NY-24 to a BLUE seat in the House!
Right now according to all the polls, the two are neck-and-neck, with the Republicans hoping a Green candidate will be a spoiler to Dan.