Democrats Lose NY-09

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It seems only fitting. With 81 percent reporting, Republican Bob Turner holds a 53-46 lead over Democrat David Weprin — yet Weprin has refused to concede. The race to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacated seat has been called by every major news outlet, but the guy whose feckless candidacy cost his party what should be a safe seat still hasn’t clued in.

TPM’s Benjy Sarlin was at Weprin’s election night gathering and has our report.

In other special election news, Republicans prevailed as expected in the day’s other sex-scandal triggered race. The NV-02 seat opened up after Rep. Dean Heller (R) was appointed to replace Sen. John Ensign (R).

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