Accusations are flying in the race to fill Anthony Weiner's vacated seat in the 9th district of New York.
Republican Bob Turner, whose internal polls
show a dead heat with Democrat David Weprin, claims
that his staff has caught several individuals attempting to spy on his campaign. Turner's campaign released the following photograph of one alleged mole:
According to Turner press secretary Bill O'Reilly (not that
Bill O'Reilly), the photo depicts "a Weprin staffer who tried to 'volunteer' for Turner." The Turner campaign claims it has caught four attempted moles, including one posing as a "college reporter."
Weprin, speaking to the local NBC affiliate yesterday, failed to deny the charge, stating only that he did not know about any alleged spying effort, and was not responsible in any case: "I can't control who goes to everything."
WNBC also captured Turner's campaign manager attempting to hijack a Weprin press conference--albeit less surreptitiously:
Weprin's own internal polls show him with a slim but significant 8% lead. Voters go to the polls September 13th.
(Full disclosure: I gave a small donation to Turner's campaign.)