Representative Peter King, Republican of New York, said the election was going well for Mr. Turner. Mr. King attributed Mr. Turner’s strength to disenchantment with Mr. Obama’s stance on Israel. “You don’t turn your back on an ally, as he has done,” Mr. King said.
Former Mayor Edward I. Koch, who crossed party lines to endorse Mr. Turner, said that Mr. Obama “threw Israel under the bus.” And Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a leader of the Orthdox Jewish community, said voters in the Congressional race were “sick and tired of the policies of the Obama administration.”
Seems that Brooklyn is shlongging Weprin.
With 338 of the 512 precincts reporting, Weprin has 21,661 votes (47%) and Turner has 24,501 (53%).
Jerry Skurnik, a political consultant who is not involved in the race, projected that only about 10 percent of the district’s 343,000 registered voters would participate in the election.
Well, so far that 50% higher than what Skurnik thought.