GOP Must Use Political Victories to Oppose Obama’s Stimulus in its Entirety
The Democrats have provided Republicans with a historic opportunity to go on offense against Keynesian stimulus, and apply jujitsu against the Democrat 2012 playbook – Mediscare tactics. They shouldn’t blow it. Last night, Democrats got wiped out in two special elections; losing by 22% in Nevada CD-2 and by 8% in a New York district that hasn’t voted Republican since 1922. These victories were buoyed | Read More »
NY-09 Goes Republican For the First Time Since 1922
NY-09 last saw Republicans hold it in 1922. The seat, last held by Anthony Weiner, flipped back to the GOP tonight in a stunning rebuke to Barack Obama. In every special election in New York for the past few years, even in 2009/2010, the Democrats pointed their finger at each one and declare it spelled disaster for the GOP. Today, the Democrats will declare NY-09 | Read More »
PPP (D) Poll: Turner (R)/Welprin (D) 47/41 in NY-09.
PPP spells it out, and it’s good news for Republican Bob Turner. Turner’s winning in a heavily Democratic district for two reasons: a huge lead with independents and a large amount of crossover support. He’s ahead by 32 points at 58-26 with voters unaffiliated with either major party. And he’s winning 29% of the Democratic vote, holding Weprin under 60% with voters of his own | Read More »
Alarm Bells at the White House Over David Weprin’s Race in NY-9
Unlike the other New York special election races where the Democrats batted a thousand and the media covered them as prognosticators of doom and gloom for the GOP, there’s been radio silence for the most part on the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in NY-9. But there are alarm bells going on at the White House and the DNC. The DCCC just dropped a | Read More »
Turner/Weprin tie in NY-09?
The Hill reports that a GOP-commissioned poll for the special election to replace disgraced Anthony Weiner in NY-09 shows a tie. I was able to get my hands on a copy of the poll results, and the numbers are encouraging: 42/42 split between Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Welpern (+7 for Turner, -1 for Welpern from July results); 300 likely voters; 24/60/15 Republican/Democratic/Independent voter | Read More »
David Weprin (D-CAND, NY-09) cuts and runs from Monday’s debate.
This is, of course, the special election called for NY-09; the seat was vacated after incumbent Democrat Anthony Weiner got caught showing his genitalia to his Twitter followers. There was supposed to be a debate tonight, but it’s been canceled at the last second. Bob Turner‘s (the Republican candidate) campaign is calling said cancellation ‘hiding‘ – which is what I’d call it, myself. Weprin is | Read More »
Meet Bob Turner (R-CAND, NY-09).
Bob is running in the special election called to replace Rep. Weiner after, well, delicacy prohibits me from finishing that sentence in the way that it deserves. Anyway, the election in question is next month, and is already surprisingly close, this early out. Turner’s Democratic opponent David Weprin is only leading 48/42 in the latest Siena poll, which frankly demonstrates a startlingly weak lead in | Read More »
New York GOP Should Pick Bob Turner for CD-9 Special Election
Update: Mission Accomplished- Bob Turner will be the nominee. On September 13, there will be a special election in New York’s 9th congressional district to fill the vacant seat of progressive champion, Anthony Weiner. After squandering the past three special elections, New York Republicans should redeem themselves by appointing a stellar candidate. Unfortunately, there are no primaries for special elections in New York, so we | Read More »