David Weprin’s loss could take a downstate Democrat down too after redistricting.
Or it could strengthen Michael Grimm’s hand, and give him more conservative neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Bob Turner, on redistricting: “I will be ready to take the fight into ’12, no matter what the district is called, and I just don’t know who the opponent will be.”
Weprin’s loss also raised questions as to whether Joe Crowley’s once-ascendant star in Washington will be diminished, or whether his influence in future local battles will wane.
National Republicans now think that the State of New York is in play for 2012.
David Weprin is now the fourth Assemblyman in a row to lose a special Congressional election.
Turner received a congratulatory call from Mike Bloomberg, but the call was promptly disconnected due to lousy reception in Turner’s home neighborhood of Breezy Point.
The key to Turner’s win was Orthodox Jews and white working class voters.
The loss shook House Democrats. “It’s a wake-up call,” said Eliot Engel.
The Times is worried about what Turner’s win will mean for the Obama administration’s policy towards Israel.
Turner is a Met baseball and Giant football fan and enjoys reading about American history and listening to classical music.
Could the four members of the IDC keep the State Senate in Republican hands? The DN is reporting that the G.O.P. has agreed to leave their districts alone during reapportionment.
Stephen Goldsmith cancelled a class he was supposed to teach next year at Columbia University.
Leroy Comrie is pleased with the new McDonald’s Happy Meals that more apple slices and less calories.
A Portland company will operate the city’s new bike share program.
Donald Trump dined with Rick Perry last night.
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