Weiners district goes red.
A Democratic congressional district since the 1920s flipped Republican last night when Turner won with about 52% of the votes against Weprin. Lead causes are thought to be Obama’s economy and the the change in policy towards Israel.
Turner, 70, a retired cable TV executive who has never served in elective office, defeated Democratic State Assemblyman David Weprin, 55, who has two decades of experience in public service, to fill the seat left vacant when Anthony Weiner (D) resigned in disgrace in June after more than 12 years in the House.
The defeat came as Republicans trounced Democrats in another special House election Tuesday, in northern Nevada, where Republican Mark Amodei led Democrat Kate Marshall, 56 percent to 39 percent almost from the start.
In both contests, the GOP pulled ahead by linking the Democratic candidate to Obama and his handling of the economy. Both Republican contenders urged voters to “send a message” to the president.
House Mouse Senate Mouse.. this is priceless..
Great fun. Jokes on everyone, and nice footage at the end from his media techniques on rightwing outlets. Enjoy the show..
Speculations are abound – that Spitzer wants to give it another go (as independent), that one of his main wall street targets NYSE boss Dick Grasso will run as a Republican, and that Anthony Weiner will take the Democratic candidate slot.
What a race, if so.
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From a House of Representatives sub-committee session.. keeping the rule of referencing all federal legislative proposals to a specific section of the constitution – to avoid a federal overreach.
Notice the different tone from the more openly broadcast House and Senate sessions.. this is not so much for the cameras.. they are lots more civil.
Rep. Anthony Weiner NY9 wraps up the health care repeal debate on the House Floor:
“First they start by making stuff up. You kind of have to wonder if any of them actually read the bill. 130,000 new agencies, not true. New IRS agents, not true. Death panels, not true. Members aren’t covered. Not true. No tort reform in it. Not true.”
“You know, I want to just advise people watching at home playing that now popular drinking game of ‘you take a shot whenever Republicans say something that’s not true.’ Please assign a designated driver. This is going to be a long afternoon.”
From the House proceedings this week: