NY-9 Aftermath

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Republican Bob Turner

WH dismisses NY-9 as trend, says “it was a special case in a specific district in a low turnout election.”

Essential reading: Senior Democratic aide explains Republican upset to Politico: “The approval ratings for the guy at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue cratered.”

Boehner: Election “delivered a strong warning to Democrats.”

Cantor: Win a “major victory,” “indicator that the Middle East policy pursued by the Obama Administration does not sit well with the many people who care deeply about U.S./Israel relationship.”

Crossroads: “The clearest implication from the two special elections last night is that President Obama and the economy he owns have become an undeniable drag on Democrats running for Congress.”

RNC: Results “shocked the political world as Democrats lost a sapphire-blue seat in New York City.”

NY Post: “BAM BOPPED”

AP and Politico: Portends perilous national environment for Obama.

American Crossroads Statement on Nevada and New York Special Election Results

“The clearest implication from the two special elections last night is that President Obama and the economy he owns have become an undeniable drag on Democrats running for Congress. While Obama had a net positive job approval rating when Democrats took the NY-26 special in May, the difference is that he was between 10-30 points upside down in polling in both house districts that voted yesterday.”

“We hope these elections lead to a fresh batch of recruitment among Republicans considering campaigns for the House or Senate. With redistricting gains, and the tenuous districts that Democrats drew for themselves in Illinois, as many as 15-25 opportunities may arise for Republican pickup in the House alone. The big story of 2012 won’t be Obama running against Congress but congressional Democrats running away from Obama.”

Related Topics: Bob Turner, Catholic, David Weprin, Democratic district, Obama, Orthodox Jew, Queens and Brooklyn, referendum, Rep. Anthony Weiner, Washington, Democratic Party, House, News, Republican Party, The Page

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