By the Left Coast Rebel
Forgive my schadenfreude:
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner did his fellow Democrats no favors yesterday -- moving out of his district just as his panicking party struggled to hold on to his endangered congressional seat.
Weiner took the last remaining items from his Queens co-op just in time to remind voters why they have to vote today -- because he resigned in a sexting scandal that made him a national laughingstock.
Weiner is ditching the neighborhood that sent him to Congress six times, and is renting a three-bedroom apartment on a high-rent Greenwich Village street, sources said.
Updated: More details on the special election replacing Weiner in NY-9, via The Hill:
The media will downplay the Obama-factor if this Democrat-entrenched seat goes to republican Bob Turner. I know nothing of Turner or if he is a principled guy but his victory signals monumental dissatisfaction with The Won. Look for complete silence from the White House to confirm this tomorrow.
A looming Democratic loss in New York’s special election Tuesday would be seen as a sign of big political and policy problems for President Obama and his party heading into next year’s election.
Democrats have held former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) district since it was created, but two polls conducted in the past week show Republican candidate Bob Turner has a strong chance of capturing the seat.
We'll see where it end up later today!