A Wipeout of Democrats in Two Congressional Special Elections

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 6:16 am

Bob Turner scored an upset victory over David Weprin in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in NY-09 last night. This is the first time that New York City has two Republicans representing it (Michael Grimm on Staten Island is the other) since the 1990s. Turner held his own in the heavily Democratic Queens [...]

Democrats Panic, Dump Hundreds of Thousands into NY-09 Race

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 1:32 pm

Incredibly, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a half-million dollar ad buy into New York City with one weekend to go until a special House election in NY-09, the seat once held by Anthony Weiner. That half a million dollars would have come in very handy next year, when Democrats make a push to take back the House, no? Instead, it’s being chewed up in the expensive New York City media market to protect a bad candidate whose district will probably get chopped up in redistricting anyway.

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