Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Turner wins, Weprin not conceding
Republican Bob Turner captured the seat vacated by long-time Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner, upsetting Democrat David Weprin in Tuesday's special election.
With 66 percent of precincts reporting as of midnight, Turner had 53 percent of the vote to Weprin's 47 percent.
Turner's victory represents an historic upset in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 3-to-1 margin. The district hasn't had a Republican congressman since 1923.
"It's not over yet," Weprin said shortly after midnight, after NY1 and the Associated Press called the race for Turner. "There's still quite a few ballots to be counted."