NEW YORK - (AP) - Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on PresidentBarack Obama's economic policies.
Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeatedDemocratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a specialelection Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-termDemocrat who resigned in June after a sex texting scandal. The heavily Democratic district spanning parts of Queens andBrooklyn had never sent a Republican to the House. But frustrationwith the continued weak national economy gave Republicans the edge.
Turner has vowed to bring business practicality to Washingtonand push back on spending and taxes.
3 vie for former Rep. Weiner's seat in special election
Brooklyn Vote 2011 - Special Election Results