Close NY race for Weiner seat may hinge on Jewish vote

A special congressional election to replace Anthony Weiner to be held on Tuesday promises a dramatic race potentially hinging on the Jewish vote in the district, which includes portions of Brooklyn and Queens.

A six-point lead in the Siena College poll separates Republican Bob Turner, a retired cable television executive, from his opponent, Democrat David Weprin, in the race for former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner’s seat in New York’s Ninth Congressional District. Weiner stepped down in June following a much-publicized sex messaging scandal.

Turner’s lead is an unusual turn of events in a Democratic district. According to The New York Times, the district has three registered Democrats for every one registered Republican.


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