Republicans capture Anthony Wiener’s NY seat

Democratic stronghold includes parts of Queens, Brooklyn

U.S. Democrats lost a New York stronghold for the first time since the 1920s on Tuesday as a Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner fell to a Republican challenger. Weiner resigned his seat in June after admitting he sent nude pictures of himself to women on Twitter. His district, which includes parts of Queens and Brooklyn, had been been Democratic for nearly 90 years. Republican Bob Turner won the seat over David Weprin, a state assemblyman, in a special election held Tuesday.


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