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September 14, 2011 by USA Post
Republican Bob Turner, a former media executive, beat Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin. With nearly 70 percent of precincts on Tuesday night, Turner had 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent Weprin, when the Associated Press called Turner’s career.
In an election that Republicans locally and nationally is expected to be framed as a referendum on Obama.
Send a message to the White House in matters both economic and foreign policy was a message often considered by Turner and his followers.
“This message will resonate for a year. It will ring in 2012,” Turner said in his victory party in Howard Beach. “I just hope that our voices are heard, and we can start putting things right again.”
Despite the Associated Press called Turner’s career before midnight, the Assembly David Weprin said he would not agree yet.
The President of the National Republican Congressional Committee made a statement congratulating quickly Turner and saying that victory is “a clear rebuke of the policies of President Obama” and that “deals a blow to the Democrats’ goal to make Nancy Pelosi president again. ”
“New Yorkers are Democrats put Washington on notice that voters are losing confidence in a president whose policies assault job-creators and Israel reproach. Obama An unpopular president is now a liability for Democrats in national elections 2012, a referendum on his economic policy, “the statement said.
For a long time New York Democrat Hank Sheinkopfanlyst says there is no doubt that the voters were trying to send a message to the White House and Democrats should view Tuesday’s results as a benchmark for 2012.
“The Democrats said no to Obama, not his economic plan, not its position on Israel,” Sheinkopf said ABC News. “It is important blow to the Democrats, Obama’s final rejection and is a warning that if Catholics in most blue states blue can vote for the Republican can do in other states and the Democrats may have serious problems. ”
Special elections traditionally have low participation, but the district has recorded three to one in favor of the Democrats and the Queens party machine is strong, which had over 1,000 volunteers in the district in an effort to get out and vote by calling at the gates of the weekend the last two days. The Committee Democratic Congressional Campaign has spent more than 500,000 and in television commercials in the district. External groups also poured money into the race and estimates Sheinkopf Democrats could have outspent the Republicans’ six or eight to one “in the race.
The district – which includes part of Queens and Brooklyn – has been trending more conservative, despite the steep registration advantage for Democrats. Sheinkopf describes Catholic voters-district has a large Jewish population Catholic and Orthodox – “. Same people that Obama has to be re-elected again,” as
Obama won the ninth congressional district, with 55 percent of the vote in 2008, four years before Kerry won the district with 56 percent, and in 2000, Gore won the ninth with a 67 per cent. This can also be seen as a heavy defeat for the Democrats, knowing that the seat also belonged to Senator Charles Schumer and former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro.
The economy and even the candidates’ positions on Israel have become vital issues in the race. Turner Field Weprin tried to paint as in unison with President Obama, while Weprin and his supporters, said Turner can not be trusted to protect popular programs such as the right to social security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Weprin is an orthodox Jew and have almost identical views Israel as Turner, but voters upset with Obama’s call to return to pre-1967 borders of Israel were successful in making it one of the most important race and could have put Turner at the top.
I support the former Democratic mayor Ed Koch Turner, last July the Republican momentum. Koch urged Jewish voters to cast a vote for Turner to send a message to the White House to rebuke his Israel stance and has been a crucial issue Weprin had to fend off all the short campaign. Koch did not back down from the party Tuesday at Turner’s victory, saying the president “Israel launched on the bus,” the New York Times.
Monday, Turner acknowledged that he and Weprin of views on Israel are similar, but it’s the president’s position on Israel.
“It’s not about my position or [Weprin] that are fairly equal, is the president’s position and if the party or against it, that simple and this district, which is surprisingly overwhelmingly Democratic, they will be according to the president and being able to take for granted, as they have been or are to send this message of protest and discontent, “Turner told ABC News.
Election Day in the district without a little drama to Turner Field early Sunday claiming deceased voters had been mailed absentee ballots and moving to try to seal all ballots, rather than the Turner Field is not needed now, with a margin that seems fine enough.
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