Democrats facing electoral disasters in NV-02, NY-09?
But before we start talking about implications, let’s review the situations. NY-09. This D+5 seat was vacated by Anthony Weiner after pictures surfaced… and I don’t need to end that sentence: it’s never good for a politician’s career when the phrase ‘pictures surfaced’ is used to describe his or her situation. The race thus is between Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Weprin… and Democrats | 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 »
Chuck Schumer (D, NY): hypocrite on violent rhetoric.
Below is a video put together by our own Ben Howe, showing what a difference that six months makes in the life of Chuck Schumer, senior Senator from New York and thoroughgoing lying hypocrite.
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 »
BREAKING: Anthony Weiner to resign House seat.
Unconfirmed as of yet, but it’s honestly the only option that the man has at this point, especially since his own party was publicly throwing him under the bus. Presumably somebody offered him a sufficiently lucrative golden parachute. Moving along, let us first get the obligatory parting shot out of the way… …as you might have guessed from the picture and the subtitle, there is | Read More »
*UPDATE* Weiner Weekend Open Thread: DWS Calls for Weiner [D-NY] to Pull Out
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has released the following statement [via CNN] calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner [D-NY] to resign in light of his recent moral and ethical challenges. “It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable. This sordid affair has become | Read More »
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Anthony Weiner and his eponymous Twitter “hack”
Friday night Anthony Weiner, Democrat from New York City and Client Number Nine‘s successor in the House (Edit: mixed up my NY Dems, sorry!), had a problem on Twitter. His account, @RepWeiner, had posted on it a rather inappropriate message. It went like so: RepWeiner @GennetteNicole http://yfrog.com/h25m3luj 22 hours, 18 minutes ago The Twitter post and the image on YFrog have since been deleted. To | Read More »
The Willingness of the Press to Believe Democrat Spin
The press’s ready willingness to believe Democrat spin is yet again driven home this morning by the Republican loss in New York last night. Immediately, the press was adopting Democrat spin that this was all about medicare. The press has a history of doing this. In April of 2009, the GOP lost a special election in New York with Jim Tedisco as the nominee. Carl | Read More »
The GOP Loss In New York Was About New York, Not Paul Ryan
Republicans suck in New York. Period. End of Story. The GOP lost the special election in NY-26 and the media and Democrats are heralding it as proof that the GOP is getting punished for wanting to reform medicare. Back when the GOP lost the 2009 special election in New York featuring Dede Scozzafava, et al, the Democrats heralded the GOP defeat as proof that Republican | Read More »
NY-26: Democrats Finally Succeeded Using The Tea Party Brand
Jane Corwin, a good Republican candidate for the NY-26 district, might lose today because a former Democrat claimed the Tea Party mantle syphoning votes away. So. A solid Republican district gets lost to a Democrat due to shenanigans. It’s nowhere near done yet, so if you’re in that district in New York, please, go vote! Democrats have tried to co-opt the Tea Party name in | Read More »
NY-26 Special Election today.
Jane Corwin is, of course, the Republican/Conservative running in this race – which is getting people nervous because of the latest Siena poll*. To which I say: then make sure that you go out and vote. And if you don’t want Democrats to win elections, then do something about it. I mention this last bit because there are roughly sixteen million Left-pundits out there who | Read More »
Jack Davis (FAKE, NY-26) hits cameraman.
I believe that we have finally established, once and for all, that this guy is a Democrat: Jack Davis takes swings at cameramen. Although he needs a buddy to help, of course. JANE CORWIN FOR NY-26. Moe Lane [UPDATE]: Via Legal Insurrection, I see that the Davis campaign is well-versed in the ancient Democratic art of blame-the-victim. Free advice, folks: don’t take a swing. Don’t | Read More »