Weiner’s NY District elects Republican Turner in special election

It is time for Democrats across the United States to panic, as a Congressional district that has not elected a Republican in almost 90 years handed an easy victory to the GOP candidate. The victor Bob Turner cast his effort as a referendum on President Obama, a chance to send a message to Washington. As the Washington Post put it, “President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920.

In 2010, Anthony Weiner won the district by almost 20 points, while Turner’s margin is 8 points, so a 27% reduction in the Democrat’s vote share has happened. Every Democrat in the House of Representatives and Senate (not mention at the state and local level) has to be doing the mental math, and wondering if they will looking for work as a lobbyist in 2013.

Richard Baehr notes: “Dems outspent the GOP in New York 9 by almost 10 to 1. Not much to show for it. The Republican Jewish Committee spent some money, but the GOP House committee did not. SEIU was out in force yesterday as well as teacher union people. All to no avail. It looks like Turner won the Jewish vote.”

Of course, Democrats are lamely attempting to spin. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the DNC: It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City.

It’s so difficult for Democrats that in a bad year for Democrats (2010), the Democrat only won by 20 points. I would love to hear what DWS hears from her House colleagues who won by less than 20 points in 2010.

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