Republican Bob Turner wins New York special election



The American public has spoken. For the first time in 88 years, New York's 9th Congressional District will be represented by a Republican, proving that Americans are tired of recycled rhetoric and are looking for real solutions.

From The Washington Post:

Businessman Bob Turner (R) defeated state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) in the special election for the House seat held by former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (D).

Turner’s victory is regarded as an upset given the Democratic history of the 9th district, which takes in portions of Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the fact that President Obama carried the seat by 11 points in 2008.

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