Stunning Upset In NY CD-9

In what is being viewed as a stinging rebuke to President Obama, the largely Jewish 9th Congressional District of New York elected Republican Bob Turner to the House of Representatives yesterday in a special election to replace disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

The congressional seat had previously been held by Chuck Schumer and Geraldine Ferraro.  The seat has been filled by a Democrat since 1923.

A MMM reader wrote:

You do not know how important this was.  I lived in that district.  When Schumer ran he would get 88-90 percent of the vote.  R’s would put up a token.  This is like a D winning in Rumson.  This district is so ingrained with the New Deal it shows that Obama is very vulnerable because the district voters were not voting against Weprin or voting for Turner.  They were voting against the Big “O.”
Posted: September 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Stunning Upset In NY CD-9”

  1. brian said at 12:52 pm on September 14th, 2011:

    Thanks Milhous.

  2. SUPER! said at 12:53 pm on September 15th, 2011:

    we’ll enjoy it while we can, they may re-district the guy out, but the disturbing thing is that the media was SO slow in getting the results out- obviously, they did not want to admit a D defeat.. was worried about more voter fraud there, and, by midnight, the winner had filed to impound all absentees and provisional ballots: really don’t mind losing, if you feel it was really a fair election.. it’s these ACORN and union-thug type tactics we’ve seen in many places, where elections are stolen, that are so disturbing and, anti- American.. when our right to a full, free and fair vote is compromised, we might as well be a banana republic or third-world dictatorship!

  3. Bob English said at 10:58 pm on September 15th, 2011:

    This election had some special local issues. Just as the very R district in the Buffalo area that went to the D’s a couple of months ago did not necessarily mean the people there had converted to supporting O’Bama, I would not say that Turner winning in Queens means that district is all of a sudden anti O’Bama.