Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies.
"We've been asked by the people of this district to send a message to Washington," Turner told supporters after the landmark win. "I hope they hear it loud and clear. We've been told this is a referendum. Mr. President, we are on the wrong track. We have had it with an irresponsible fiscal policy which endangers the entire economy." NO KIDDING!
Weprin did not immediately concede. No KIDDING!!
The heavily Democratic district, which spans parts of Queens and Brooklyn, had never sent a Republican to the House. But frustration with the continued weak national economy gave Republicans the edge.
The race was supposed to be an easy win for Democrats, who have a 3-1 ratio registration advantage in the district.