David Weprin just sent out a statement announcing that he called Bob Turner and conceded the race for the 9th Congressional district.
I just called Bob Turner to congratulate him on a well-fought campaign. He will now have the honor of representing Brooklyn and Queens in Congress, and I hope that he will work every day to represent all of the diverse communities that make up the 9th Congressional district.
I’m incredibly proud of the campaign that we ran, and incredibly grateful to the countless volunteers who worked day after day to bring our message to voters. In doing so we raised the profile of issues like Medicare, Social Security, and tax relief for working families – issues that will be of critical importance for the next Congress.
Though we may not have won, our work is far from over. The challenges that face our nation are many, and I will continue to work with all of my supporters to ensure that middle class New Yorkers have a real voice in our city, our state, and our country.
Although there had been some question as to when the final vote would be formally announced, since Turner yesterday had a judge block the certification of the vote, there was no need for a re-count in this one, since Weprin’s loss, was, as the saying goes, a thumping.