BROOKLYN - A state assemblyman from Queens is competing for the seat formerly held by disgraced Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Democratic leaders have selected Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) to run for the 9th District Congressional Seat.
Republicans have not chosen a candidate to run at this time.
Weiner was forced to resign last month after sending inappropriate photos of himself to women via Twitter.
A special election to fill the seat, which covers Brooklyn and Queens, will be held Sept. 13
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