NYTimes: Desperate Dems Turn Negative To Save Weprin in Final Days


The New York Times:

Panicked Democrats are releasing a barrage of negative television advertising, turning to the national party for a cash infusion and pleading with President Obama’s network of supporters for help as they confront what seemed impossible two months ago: defeat in the heavily Democratic House district last represented by Anthony D. Weiner.

... “Weprin has lost the campaign,” said Bruce N. Gyory, a Democratic political consultant who was not involved in the race. “Now it’s about who wins the turnout.”

... Some prominent Orthodox Jewish leaders — citing not only Mr. Obama’s position on Israel but also Mr. Weprin’s support of same-sex marriage — have endorsed Mr. Turner, a Roman Catholic who has aggressively courted observant Jewish voters.

... At the same time, Mr. Turner is getting some help from the National Organization for Marriage, which is urging voters to oppose Mr. Weprin because of his support for same-sex marriage.

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