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  • Voters re-elect Ledyard clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    11/08/2011 7:10:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies ^ | 8 Nov 2011 | Scott Rapp
    Incumbent Rose Marie Belforti on Tuesday won re-election as town clerk in Ledyard in a race that divided townspeople and drew national attention over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Belforti, a Republican, defeated Ed Easter, of Aurora, who launched a write-in candidacy some six weeks ago after learning of his opponent’s stance against the state’s recently passed Marriage Equality Act. Belforti’s position polarized residents in this mostly rural town of about 1,900 residents on the east side of Cayuga Lake. The township includes the village of Aurora, home to Wells College. By mid-afternoon nearly...
  • Breakdown of GOP victories

    09/14/2011 12:11:33 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rick Moran
    For all you junkies out there, Nate Silver has an interesting breakdown of the GOP wins in NY-9 and NV-2 last night. He uses a broad measuring stick known as the Partisan Victory Index (PVI) to calculate how big a victory was scored. The PVI is "a measure of how the district voted relative to others in the past two presidential elections."
  • 9/13/2011 Special Elections Live Thread

    09/13/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 778 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/2011 | AP
    AP is maintaining vote-count pages for both the NY special election and the Nevada special election for the US HouseNew York District 9, Weprin v TurnerNevada District 2, Amodei v Marshall
  • AP Has Called Election for Turner

    AP has called the race for Turner
  • Obama and the Jews; It's Over – The Backstory Circulating in New York Newsrooms Tonight.

    09/13/2011 10:23:56 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 131 replies
    Friends and Fiends at newsdesks in NY and DC | MB26
    Obama and the Jews; It's Over – The Backstory Circulating in New York Newsrooms Tonight. The election results that are sending a Conservative Roman Catholic Republican to Washington over a Yarmulke-wearing Jew… in one of the most heavily Jewish congressional districts in America is sending shockwaves through New York newsrooms and Washington tonight. The 70-30 break among Jewish voters against Obama's candidate is monumental, and it has huge national significance. The Jewish voting block went huge for Obama in 2008. Voting D has been in their genes since FDR, but no more Obama’s blatant mistreatment of Israel, his total incompetence...
  • Disaster looms for O in 2012

    09/14/2011 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2010 | David Seifman
    <p>Republican Bob Turner’s victory in the closely watched special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner delivered an unmistakable message to President Obama: Be afraid, be very afraid, of what’s coming down the pike in 2012.</p> <p>That a Brooklyn-Queens district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 could swing to a GOP candidate who was outspent and outmanned -- and where unions poured in enormous resources in the final hours -- doesn’t bode well for a president facing re-election in a queasy economy.</p>
  • Bob Turner Wins NY-9 Seat for GOP

    09/14/2011 2:43:37 AM PDT · by statestreet · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 14, 2011 | John Gizzi
    One could almost hear the collective gasps of Democrats from New York to Washington Tuesday night, as conservative Republican Bob Turner won the nationally-watched special election for the seat of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D.-NY). In a New York City district (Brooklyn-Queens) in which registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3-to-1 and which has not had a Republican House Member since 1922, the 70-year-old retired television executive defeated State Assemblyman and Democratic nominee David Weprin by a margin of 50% to 47%, with the remaining 3% going to Christopher Hoeppner of the Socialist Workers Party. Speaking to HUMAN EVENTS a few...
  • Republican wins Democratic New York House seat (World coming to an end?)

    09/14/2011 12:16:05 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/2011 | Paul Kane
    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.
  • Poll: Republicans On Verge Of Shocking NYC Upset

    09/09/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 115 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | September 9, 2011 | Steven Shepard and Jessica Taylor
    Republican Bob Turner holds a six-point lead in next week's special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., according to a new Siena College poll released early Friday that shows voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic district are poised to deliver a stinging rebuke to President Obama and his party. Turner leads Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin in the poll, 50 percent to 44 percent. Six percent of likely voters in the Sept. 13th election are undecided. Discontent with Washington and the president is at the heart of Turner's shocking upset bid. In a district he won by 11 points...
  • GOP's Ulrich Has a Shot in Special Vote to Replace Weiner

    06/17/2011 5:24:51 AM PDT · by statestreet · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | Jun 2011 | David Pietrusza
    As disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner, once a major player in New York City politics and a prominent Democratic Party attack dog, enters the X-rated dustbin of history, the question of who will replace him in the state's ninth congressional district now takes center stage. Normally, the only question regarding Gotham congressional races is how left-wing the Democratic victor will be. In anything now regarding Anthony Weiner, the circumstances are hardly normal. On its surface, NY9 is bedrock Democrat. A Republican has not represented any portion of it in decades—and Weiner's predecessor was none other than his mentor, Sen. Chuck Schumer....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins special election for US House seat in NY — AP

    05/24/2011 7:19:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 291 replies · 2+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins special election for US House seat in NY