While Rep. Chris Collins is taking a run for governor in 2014 “off the table”, a political comeback is possible for former Rep. Anne Marie Buerkle, she told the Conservative Party here in Colonie this afternoon.

Buerkle was rated one of the most conservative members of the state’s Congressional delegation during her two-year term in office.

And that she remains a favorite of conservative advocates and leaders, the question was the first one to come up after she spoke.

“That’s certainly one of the options I’m considering … it’s on the table,” Buerkle said to applause.

Buerkle was defeated this fall by the Democrat she initially unseated in 2010, Rep. Dan Maffei.

The Syracuse-area seat, however, was redrawn with more Democratic voters in the most recent round of Congressional redistricting by a federal magistrate.

Buerkle lost the seat handily this time to Maffei.

In her speech to Conservative Party leaders at the organization’s annual convention, Buerkle faulted the press and Democratic advocates for her loss this fall.

She also knocked women’s rights groups that she say dismiss out of hand female candidates and politicians who are opposed to abortion.