GOP Candidate Bob Turner Nabs Weiner's Congressional Seat

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Former Mayor Ed Koch endorses Bob Turner for CD 9, July 2011 (Alec Hamilton/WNYC)

Yesterday, there was a special election for the New York Congressional seat left vacant by disgraced Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. The largely Democratic district would logically have gone to Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin, but due to myriad political factors Republican businessman Bob Turner won the race.

Anna Sale of WNYC's It’s a Free Country reports on why this traditionally blue seat went red.


Anna Sale

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]


This is an unmistakeable political barometer for the mood of left-leaning Independents and disappointed Democrats.

Sep. 14 2011 10:57 AM

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