A moment ago, I spoke to Republican Bob Turner, who holds a small lead over Democrat David Weprin in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th district.
“The results are coming in very positively, and there’s a strong sense of optimism and confidence right now. It looks very good,” he told me, as he prepared to join supporters at a campaign party.
“Our volunteers–they’re more enthusiastic than ever. We were ready for a party, or a wake. The numbers keep coming in stronger and stronger, and we’re feeling pretty good.”
As of 10:55 p.m. Eastern time, Turner was up 51%-49%, leading Weprin by a wide margin in Brooklyn and trailing slightly in Queens, with just over 20 percent of precincts reporting overall.