With less than a week until voters in the 9th Congressional District pick their new repesentative, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind threw his support behind Republican Bob Turner to succceed Anthony Weiner.
Democrat party label is double-edged sword for congressional candidate in race to succeed Weiner.
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David Weprin was making rounds at a Howard Beach Senior Center in Queens, last week, chatting with the clientele and announcing that he had just become a grandfather, when someone brought up an endorsement by arguably the city’s best-known senior citizen: Ed Koch.
Last month’s endorsement by the former Democrat mayor is for Weprin’s Republican opponent, Bob Turner.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” Weprin said, dismissively. “He just wants to make news.”
Barack who? Dem. Assemblyman David Weprin, running to succeed Anthony Weiner, is reading the tea leaves of the district and seeing the shrinking vote for the Democratic presidential candidate. Accordingly, he's keeping his endorsement options open.
David Weprin, a Queens Democrat who served in the City Council and now the State Assembly, has been named by his party bosses as the candidate in September’s special election to fill the seat of ex-congressman Anthony Weiner.
Politics is the Weprin family business. David’s father Saul was the speaker of the Assembly until his death in 1994, after which his brother, Mark assumed their father’s Assembly seat (while the speaker job went to Sheldon Silver). A third brother, Michael, served as a Huntington Town Councilman.