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Bob Turner on New York Special Election Results: "The numbers keep coming in stronger and stronger" UPDATE: Turner Wins


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.

Photo: New York Daily News

“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.

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