Republican Bob Turner’s upset victory Tuesday in the special election for the heavily-Democratic congressional seat in New York’s ninth district is a referendum on President Obama’s economic policies and his relations with Isreal, GOP leaders are saying.
“We have been told this is a referendum,” the former cable television executive said after defeating Democratic State Assemblyman David Weprin for the seat vacated by disgraced Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner. “And we’re ready to say, ‘Mr. President, we are on the wrong track.'”