Weprin gets Schumer, Turner gets Pataki as NY-9 campaign enters final week

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 05:20 PM

Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Weprin are pulling out all sorts of endorsements as the campaign to replace Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th Congressional District.

Today US Senator Charles Schumer toured senior homes with Weprin, discussing the threat they say Turner poses to seniors.

"David has the values, the experience and the vision we need in Washington," Schumer was quoted saying in a statement. "We can count on David to fight against the Republican plan to gut Medicare and Social Security. We can count on David to fight for middle-class families in Brooklyn and Queens and to focus on getting people back to work."

Meanwhile Turner had arguably his biggest day of endorsements yet. Earlier he stood with former -- and over-before-it-started candidate for president -- Governor George Pataki, as the governor lent his endorsement.

"Our federal debt threatens the very future of America as we know it, and Bob Turner has the courage to do something about it," Pataki said in a statement. "He isn't just fighting to preserve Social Security and Medicare for our senior citizens, he's fighting to make sure those programs are there for our children and grandchildren. Bob Turner has the real-world business experience we need in Congress, and I strongly endorse him."

Turner also picked up the endorsement of the New York Post today. The Daily News had already backed Turner, meaning he's captured the lucrative tabloid endorsement market.

Perhaps most importantly -- though not surprisingly -- the Turner campaign announced Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind will give Turner his endorsement tomorrow. Hikind, who represents a heavily Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, has indicated he would not support his colleague in the assembly over, among other things, his vote for same-sex marriage.


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FDR once said To Attain Prosperity, we cannot have a Half Boom, Half Broke Nation.I cannot understand  why  any New Yorker would reward BAD, UGLY behavior.  How can any New Yorker support a party that would push this United States to the BRINK of Default;   whose representatives would  prefer to  sit on the sidelines and say “No, No, No” on each and every issue  rather than making a serious  effort to help this country and the American people recover during these very difficult times; and who are determined to destroy the safety net of people  struggling on Main Street during these difficult times while giving millionaires and wealthy investor  more free rides.    What kind of U.S. Congressman would do anything like this?   What kind of person would do anything like this?  What happened to country first?Also, during the past five months of this year (2011), the unemployment rate has been INCREASING; however, from March 2009 to April 2011,  the unemployment was DECREASING.   Again, despite having  millions of people unemployed, it appears that many House Republicans will  still say “No, No, No”  to efforts to create jobs and get the American people back to work.It appears that The Republican Party has been hijacked by some extremists.  The Republican Party has not always been this  reckless, irresponsible, and vicious.   This is not the same Republican Party that was founded on the respect for who we are, what America represents:  The United States of America, ONE nation, with liberty and justice for all.This is America.  This is America, the world’s greatest democracy.   The world's largest  economy.  Many, many patriots have risked their lives and fortunes so that this great nation shall long endure.  It is our duty.  It is our responsibility to complete the tasks remaining before us.   We must restore civility and brinkmanship so that this nation shall long endure.Every crisis has it dangers and opportunities. It can spell either our salvation or doom.  All of us, without regard political philosophy must find a way to do our part to make life better in this country. How we deal with these issues will determine our moral health as individuals, our cultural health as a region, our political health as a nation, and our prestige as leaders of the free world (mlk).

Sep. 10 2011 06:07 AM

David "Rabbit" Weprin and his buddy "King" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer have joined forces to play "Lets Scare the Seniors to Death"

The big guns are coming out and in the end even if you win you lose to those who will cut up this "YUMMY" District like a Juniors Cheesecake.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

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