Bipartisan support for Israel in Congress remains steadfast, as evidenced by the recent special election in New York’s Congressional District 9, where each candidate tried to out-Israel the other.
The Republican upset victory in the Brooklyn-Queens special election to replace ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner is obviously bad news for Democrats. But it has more far-reaching ramifications, most of them bad, according to this take by Haaretz’s new New York bureau chief, former CNN commentator and onetime Forward Jerusalem correspondent Chemi Shalev.
Shock now, irony later: The latest Siena poll shows Republican businessman Robert Turner leading Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin in the race to succeed Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th Congressional District by a healthy 50%-44% margin.
David Weprin seemed like a safe choice to fill the seat of scandal-tarred Rep. Anthony Weiner. Now, he’s locked in what could be a close race with support for Israel a key issue.
A new poll shows a “surprisingly close” race between the old-line Democrat and the relatively unknown Republican competing for Anthony Weiner’s congressional district in Queens and Brooklyn, Politico reports today.