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NY 9: Republican TURNER Wins House Race In New York, Seen As Obama Rebuke | Fox News

September 13, 2011

 

Republican Wins House Race in New York, Seen as Obama Rebuke

 

UPDATE 12:16Am EST: 402 Precincts reporting, 53% Turner (28.989 votes), 47% Weprin (25,540 votes).

Published September 14, 2011 | Associated Press

NEW YORK –  Republicans have scored an upset victory in a New York City 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 (WEHP’-rihn) in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sex texting scandal.

The heavily Democratic district spanning parts of Queens and Brooklyn had never sent a Republican to the House. But frustration with the continued weak national economy gave Republicans the edge.

Turner has vowed to bring business practicality to Washington and push back on spending and taxes.

via Republican Wins House Race In New York, Seen As Obama Rebuke | Fox News.

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