Bob Turner Wins old Weiner seat in NYC
Just read it on Drudge that Bob Turner a republican won Anthony Weiner‘s old seat. This is a Jewish stronghold so did the Jews take revenge against Obama’s position on Israel? I don’t know but that seat is no longer democratic as the dems rightly feared.
With the outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s.
Bob Turner, the winner, cast the election as a referendum on Obama’s stewardship of the economy and, in the state’s Ninth Congressional District, which has a large population of Orthodox Jewish voters, the president’s position on Israel.
With 75 percent of the precincts reporting at press time, Turner had a commanding lead, with 53 percent of the vote, compared with 47 percent for Weprin.
Turner, 70, a retired cable TV executive who has never served in elective office, defeated Democratic State Assemblyman David Weprin, 55, who has two decades of experience in public service, to fill the seat left vacant when Anthony Weiner (D) resigned in disgrace in June after more than 12 years in the House.
- Republican Bob Turner Beats Democrat David Weprin In NY-9 (alan.com)
- Turner Triumphs! (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- TURNER WINS! HUGE UPSET as NY GOP candidate Bob Turner grabs Anthony Weiner’s old House seat in a solidly Democrat district (barenakedislam.wordpress.com)
Posted on September 14, 2011, in Government Trough and tagged Anthony Weiner, barack obama, bob turner, David Weprin, Democratic, jews, Orthodox Judaism, republican. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.