There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.
The congressional election districts lines for New York won’t be final until March 20, but the lines drawn by a federal judge appear likely to be the final plan.
After previously taking issue with the President’s stance on Israel, Koch now says “I am on the Obama express bus for re-election.”
Businessman-turned-politician Bob Turner, the first member of the GOP to represent New York’s 9th district since 1923, was sworn in at the the nation’s capital Thursday.
“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.
Retired 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.
Former 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.
The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.
Residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
“I disagree with him on the way he views the State of Israel and what I perceive to be his hostility,” Koch said, referring to the President.
“I will be looking for other ways to contribute my talents, to make sure that we live up to that most New York and American of ideals,” the seven-term congressman said.