NY-9 Special Election: Turner (R) vs. Weprin (D) … Referendum on President Obama’s Economic Policies (UPDATE: Race Called for Turner!!!)
Barack Obama dragging the Democrat party down …
Barack Obama wants Congress to pass his new jobs bill immediately. However, many are tired of the same old failed polices of President Obama. Today’s special election in New York for the District 9 seat formerly led by disgraced Anthony Weiner has become a referendum of President Barck Obama’s failed economic policies.
Democrat David Weprin faced an unusually tight race against Republican Bob Turner in a special election Tuesday in New York’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District, where voters unhappy with President Barack Obama could elect a Republican for the first time.
Prior to election day, the GOP candidate had a lead in the polls. New Yorkers might just do the unthinkable. For the first time in history, NY-9 might just go Republican. With early results in, Republican Bob Turner has a lead over Weprin, 8,819 52% – 8,198 48%.
With this special election in NY-09 being a referendum on Obama’s economic polices, why is it that anyone would want to pass more of his failed agenda like his latest $450 billion son of stimulus?
How bad is this special election for Obama and the White House? Even before the polls closed, the WH was spinning a loss in NY-9. There’s a sign of confidence.What will a loss do to how Obama is perceived by other Democrats? Will anyone in a swing state want the President any where near their campaign? With Democrats having to defend US Senate seats in 2012 in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania, let alone GOP and trending GOP states like Missouri and Nebraska … will they want Obama to make any campaign visits and drag them down as well?
The White House is girding for a political loss in the heart of New York on Tuesday. They’re also spinning up an explanation that won’t entirely result in the blame landing on the low popularity of the president. As in Massachusetts, where Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley was faulted by the White House and many others for tone-deaf campaigning, Democratic candidate Dave Weprin may see the undercarriage of that new White House campaign bus.
UPDATE I (11:28 pm): Total Precincts reporting 215/512: Democrat Weprin 13,667 (49%) – Republican Turner 14,324 (51%) … numerous flash updates at the Lonely Conservative. Come on LC … your NYC brethren, Queens & Brooklynites, need to come through in a big way tonight.
UPDATE II (12:05 am):WOW, Race called for Republican … Turner Wins.
(GOP) Bob Turner: 25,263 – 53%
(GOP) David Weprin 22,703 – 47%
The GOP has done it again, its the Scott Brown moment of 2011. Republican Bob Turner has defeated Democrat David Weprin and taken the seat away from the Democrats. How bad have things gotten for Obama that he could be responsible for the loss of a NYC seat. Really? In deep blue NY, the GOP was the favorite and won.
Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies.
With about 70 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Turner had 53 percent of the vote to Weprin’s 47 percent.
UPDATE III: Looks like the final vote is Turner 54% – Weprin 46% … an even larger victory than polls had stated. Before we get any nonsense spin from the WH or DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, this seat has not been held by a Republican since 1922. This is a total rebuke of Barack Obama on the economy and his Middle East policy.