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New York 9 Special Election The Race to Replace Weiner
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/13/11 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/13/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT by YankeeReb

Tonight is the special election in New York 9 – The district formerly held by Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Republican Bob Turner, who is running for U.S. Congress in a race in New York’s heavily Democratic 9th District, speaks with the media at a polling station Tuesday in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty)

Democrats spent Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to stave off a loss. The Politico reported:

NEW YORK – Democrats here spent Tuesday in the final throes of a frantic, last-ditch effort to stave off a loss in the special election race to replace Anthony Weiner.

Democrat David Weprin, trailing Republican Bob Turner in multiple polls, raced to half a dozen campaign stops, imploring voters at senior centers and subway stops to cast their ballots for him.

Party officials say their best hope for winning lies on the shoulders of the vaunted Queens County Democratic Party machine, which kicked into high gear Tuesday. Inside its headquarters — which doubles as the Weprin campaign’s nerve center — get-out-the vote workers rushed to pick up manila folders containing block-by-block layouts of the district; others sat at the phones, methodically working through voter-contact lists. Volunteers fanned out across Queens, handing out glossy placards highlighting Weprin’s endorsement from the New York Times editorial page.

Despite the last-minute Democratic push, the GOP appeared poised to capture the 9th District seat – an upset that would signal a rejection of President Barack Obama on his party’s turf and underscore the peril that he and Democrats up and down the ballot could face in 2012.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a meeting with reporters, “The race is closer than we would like.”

Republican Bob Turner told ABC News that he has obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots in New York’s 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review.

** The AP is tracking results here.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: weiner
Anthony Weiner's former seat. This is a district that has gone RAT since 1923. As of 10:15 PM, Bob Turner(R) leads David Weprin (D) 56% to 43%.

This race will send a message to the regime similar to Brown's election in MA just before the 2010 election.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 7:27:17 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

Ummm. Lets be serious here, the regime does not hear messages. lol


2 posted on 09/13/2011 7:30:26 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: YankeeReb

Red State is keeping it posted also...but ballots were only 40% in. Turner was quite a bit ahead.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: YankeeReb

This is so cool. Unfortunately, I’m here in NJ and so don’t have New York 1. Ed Koch was just about to speak but Greta cut him off to talk to Tim Pawlenty (!). She was so impressed that Koch - a Democrat - supported a Republican. How can this obviously seasoned journalist not know that Koch has often crossed party lines? This is no great surprise.

Still, this may be a wonderful upset.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 7:32:32 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: YankeeReb
Weprin will win by a 58-53 percent margin ......

/sarcasm off

5 posted on 09/13/2011 7:32:33 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: YankeeReb

Oh that looks great. Hope it keeps up...


6 posted on 09/13/2011 7:33:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: YankeeReb

If Turner wins this election, there are going to be some dizzy bonehead in the White House and its “media” tomorrow.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 7:33:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: YankeeReb
Democrat Ed Koch endorsed Republican Bob Turner

He also said Zero threw Israel under the bus.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 7:36:18 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And it's all little Weiner's fault ... had he kept the photos to himself then none of this would be happening. No wonder he's bugging out of town incognito right now, the national Dems are quite upset with the little twirp ...

Delicious irony :)

9 posted on 09/13/2011 7:39:20 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Uh...the district’s in Chicago? ;-)


10 posted on 09/13/2011 7:40:13 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Uri’el-2012

He also said Zero threw Israel under the bus.

Where is Captain Obvious when you need him?


11 posted on 09/13/2011 7:41:21 PM PDT by wita
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To: RowdyFFC
".but ballots were only 40% in. Turner was quite a bit ahead"

They'll be bringing in a truckload of "found" ballots late in the process, and 90% of them will be votes for the (D), all signed with an "X".

12 posted on 09/13/2011 7:41:47 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Dude — don’t use the word “delicious” in a posting involving weiner — please...


13 posted on 09/13/2011 7:42:14 PM PDT by ne1410s (Tolerate my intolerance or you also are being intolerant!)
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To: YankeeReb

The mere fact that the left has to sweat this one out is sweet. If Turner wins just icing on the cake!!!


14 posted on 09/13/2011 7:42:24 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: YankeeReb
Anthony Weiner's former seat. This is a district that has gone RAT since 1923.

And Chuck Schumer's. And Geraldine Ferraro's. More or less, anyway; obviously the district lines have moved over the years.

The district is the very definition of diversity. Substantial populations of Jewish, Italian, Irish, and Latino voters. If the Dems are in trouble here, they're in trouble everywhere.

Turner might say: "If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere."

15 posted on 09/13/2011 7:43:22 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: traditional1

I suspect you could be right...but it sounds like Turner already ordered the judiciary to take control of the ballots..we’ll see...they’re pro’bly going to pull every trick, so I hope Turner wins by a bunchhhhhh....


16 posted on 09/13/2011 7:46:05 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: ne1410s
Dude — don’t use the word “delicious” in a posting involving weiner — please...

LOL !!! Yah, I thought of that but figured that almost *any* comment regarding the twirp could be spun into a snicker ... /laughs

17 posted on 09/13/2011 7:47:32 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: YankeeReb
It looks hopeful, however 0% of Brooklyn has been counted and 5% of Queens has been counted and Democrats own the house. I'm not staying up.

Should Turner win I doubt it will rattle the windows at The White House, but it will at the DNC.

18 posted on 09/13/2011 7:49:25 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: YankeeReb
Anthony Weiner's former seat

Ewwww....Turner must disinfect first!

19 posted on 09/13/2011 7:50:27 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Just one of 'those sons of bitches')
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To: All

A good portion of the Jewish vote is voting against Occupant’s party since Occupant has fanned the flames against Israel since he was placed in his current residence. Unfortunately for Occupant, but fortunately for The United States of America, this is the forecast for the prevailing political winds over our glorious Republic from sea to shining sea for the next 14 months...


20 posted on 09/13/2011 7:53:45 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: YankeeReb; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
The Race to Replace Weiner

How can you replace a weiner? Do transplants work? Inquiring minds need to know.

21 posted on 09/13/2011 7:54:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: YankeeReb

“This race will send a message to the regime...”

...and to its coterie of corrupt media cheerleaders. Thanks for the post and link.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 7:54:03 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: PieterCasparzen

Said ‘Occupant’ is going to be receiving a pink slip and an eviction notice. :)


23 posted on 09/13/2011 7:56:06 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: miss marmelstein

Democrats like Koch are getting harder and harder to find. I guess over ine Demo-land they call him a “DINO”, but there is no such thing.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 7:56:14 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: Uri’el-2012

Greta just announced (10:50 PM) Turner is ahead 55% to Weprin 45%.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 7:57:23 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: YankeeReb

R-51% D-49%


26 posted on 09/13/2011 7:58:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: YankeeReb

bttt


27 posted on 09/13/2011 7:59:26 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: YankeeReb
Live Thread Here
28 posted on 09/13/2011 8:00:31 PM PDT by tomkat (PC = pusillanimous collusion)
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To: Uri’el-2012
I have always respected Koch for cutting bait when it was time. I will say his support and comments regarding Turner caught me off step - but were very good to hear in this partisan political climate.
29 posted on 09/13/2011 8:00:45 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Come with me if you want to live!)
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To: Graybeard58

52%-48% R in the lead


30 posted on 09/13/2011 8:01:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: YankeeReb

Anyone know if the early/absentee votes are already added in to each precinct count?


31 posted on 09/13/2011 8:01:17 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Mr_Moonlight

That’s funny... but only if the dead voters are counted twice.


32 posted on 09/13/2011 8:05:58 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: YankeeReb

Can’t wait to see the headline in the SRM tomorrow, “The Great circumcision in NY-09.”


33 posted on 09/13/2011 8:06:37 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: tomkat

You mean this thread is Memorex?


34 posted on 09/13/2011 8:07:09 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Earth first! We can log the other planets later")
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To: oyez

Oh, he’s definitely an old war horse. The last of a dying breed. Couldn’t agree more!


35 posted on 09/13/2011 8:17:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Revolting cat!

36 posted on 09/13/2011 8:20:08 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: YankeeReb

When the Republican is actually sworn in at the House of Representatives, then I will believe he won the election!


37 posted on 09/13/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: YankeeReb

“The Divine One” in Washington has stretched forth his mighty arms and cried in a loud voice: “voters arise!” The dead have risen and are leaving their resting places with pre-marked ballots clutched in their cold dead hands.


38 posted on 09/13/2011 8:23:46 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: quantim
You might be disappointed in the Headline because the rat is gaining on the Republican.
39 posted on 09/13/2011 8:29:02 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Starboard

and the message will be that voters in NY-9 are racists


40 posted on 09/13/2011 8:29:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The Zombies stagger about with outstretched arms mumbling, “Votes. Votes. Votes.”
41 posted on 09/13/2011 8:32:45 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: martinidon

Not true:

Total 280 0f 512 precincts reporting

David Weprin (Dem)

17,816
47%

Bob Turner (GOP)

20,356
53%


42 posted on 09/13/2011 8:50:52 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: oyez

The Rat’s Queens stronghold is 2/3, but GOP Brooklyn is only 1/3 in and Turner is comfortably ahead. Looks like he beats the cheat margin!


43 posted on 09/13/2011 8:51:24 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

I think it is a wrap. Astonished, I am.


44 posted on 09/13/2011 9:07:22 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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