Voters In 9th Congressional District Say They Were Simply Fed Up With Democratic Way"We've been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear," Turner said.
AP: Republican Turner Marches Into Dem Stronghold, Takes Weiner's Seat In CongressRetired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.
Poll: Turner Holds 6-Point Lead Heading Into Special Election For Weiner's SeatFormer Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner's heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.
Poll: Close Race To Succeed Weiner's District SeatA Siena Poll released Wednesday shows that Democrat David Weprin leads Republican Robert Turner 48 to 42 percent.
Cuomo Calls For Special Election To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Former Rep. Anthony WeinerThe special election for the 9th congressional district will be held on September 13 to coincide with the state's primary elections.