Skip to comments.New York 9 Special Election – The Race to Replace Weiner
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 Yorks 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 campaigns 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 Weprins 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 partys 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 Yorks 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review.
** The AP is tracking results here.
This race will send a message to the regime similar to Brown's election in MA just before the 2010 election.
Ummm. Lets be serious here, the regime does not hear messages. lol
Red State is keeping it posted also...but ballots were only 40% in. Turner was quite a bit ahead.
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.
Oh that looks great. Hope it keeps up...
If Turner wins this election, there are going to be some dizzy bonehead in the White House and its “media” tomorrow.
Democrat Ed Koch endorsed Republican Bob Turner
He also said Zero threw Israel under the bus.
Delicious irony :)
Uh...the district’s in Chicago? ;-)
He also said Zero threw Israel under the bus.
Where is Captain Obvious when you need him?
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".
Dude — don’t use the word “delicious” in a posting involving weiner — please...
The mere fact that the left has to sweat this one out is sweet. If Turner wins just icing on the cake!!!
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."
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....
LOL !!! Yah, I thought of that but figured that almost *any* comment regarding the twirp could be spun into a snicker ... /laughs
Should Turner win I doubt it will rattle the windows at The White House, but it will at the DNC.
Ewwww....Turner must disinfect first!
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...