Breaking News: GOP wins in NY Dist. 9 House race. Seen as Obama rebuke
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies.
Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal. Read more at: seattlepi.com
In this Aug. 31, 2011 photo, Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner speaks during an interview before participating in a small business forum in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The race to succeed Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th congressional district was never supposed to be close. But the weak national economy, disenchantment with President Barack Obama, and New York-centric clashes over Israel and gay marriage have made the contest surprisingly competitive. Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP