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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Democratic candidate for Weiner's seat won't endorse Obama

David Weprin, the Democratic candidate for the seat of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY-09), refuses to say whether he backs the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama (Hat Tip: Noah Pollak via Twitter).
“I’m running myself right now. On Sept. 14, I’ll be happy to address the president’s election,” State Assemblyman David Weprin said following a press conference at Queens Borough Hall, where he was endorsed by a bevy of female elected leaders.


“Don’t read anything into it,” Weprin insisted of his refusal to give fellow Democrat Obama a thumbs up.

Bob Turner , who challenged Weiner last year, is the Republican candidate.

Weprin is the favorite to win the race in the heavily Democratic Queens-Brooklyn district. But Obama’s popularity has plummeted and some moderate and conservative Jews — who make up a considerable portion of the electorate — are concerned Obama’s push to get Israel to use its 1967 borders as a starting point for negotiations over a Palestinian State.
Yeah, sure, we won't read anything into it. Especially since the winner has to run for re-election in 14 months. Heh.

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