GOP state chairman Ed Cox emailed out this afternoon a year end review to party members, and first among the party’s list of accomplishments was the surprising victory by Bob Turner over Democrat David Weprin in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner.
“The significance of Turner’s victory went far beyond one congressional seat, Mr. Cox writes. “Styled as a referendum on President Obama’s administration in general and his Israeli policy in particular, this election changed his Israeli policy and proved that negative ‘Mediscare’ political attacks could not overcome Obama’s political weakness among “Reagan Democrats” in the inner suburbs which he must carry to be reelected.”
We know how many fathers victory has, and the results of the Weprin race have had many–a smart and agressive campaign by the Turner folks, some critical mistakes by the Weprin team (including canceling a debate appearance) and the nomination by party bosses of someone thought essentially to be a space-filler until redistricting. Read More