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Taking away that democratic he held since 1920 -- In a district where Republicans are outnumbered.
Three to why it seems like talking house about the whole world just -- on its head right now Eric Shawn live with the latest Eric what happened here good morning good morning bill that is seen as stinging rejection of President Obama and his policies.
You know the improbable Specter of a conservative Republican trouncing his democratic opponent in -- one of the most heavily democratic congressional districts in the nation.
Well Bob Turner is a retired seven year old businessman he did even better than the pollsters had predicted.
He defeated his democratic opponent by focusing his campaign on President Obama on his handling of the economy and Obama's policies regarding Israel.
-- defeated veteran democratic assemblyman David -- and despite heavy union support.
Associated Press -- turner won by that margin of 54 to 46%.
You know that's two points more than the polls had predicted.
We don't control this is a referendum.
And were ready to say Mr.
We are on the wrong track.
We ever had to make.
And it's been irresponsible.
Fiscal policy which endangers.
The entire economy and every one of our social safety network.
Turner said it's possible at the start -- rejection of president Obama's policies that he predicts.
We'll spread across the country through next year so what are Democrats saying about all this what's their reaction are Democrats say -- New York they're -- and the finger pointing has begun some others say that this is not a referendum.
On President Obama just a special election.
There's a statement from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that says quote.
The results and New York alone on -- not reflect about all happen in November 2012 when democratic challengers run against.
Republican incumbents who voted to end Medicare as us cut such -- security.
-- protecting tax loopholes for big corporations and the ultra wealthy and last night -- and well he refused to concede.
It is not over yet.
It's going to be a long night it is still a lot of votes to be -- -- not sure where they're all coming from.
And is that quite a few paper ballots absentee ballots an affidavit -- In the thousands so this may be a very very long night.
-- in the light -- this morning observers don't think the Democrats have enough votes.
To make -- -- day -- -- it is remarkable outcome there Eric thank you ever -- without you know the polling suggested that turner would win the polling was right in the end.
And a little bit bettors are points out there and some people thought he points at the moment that turner with.
Lagging in the polls until a couple of weeks ago I mean -- down -- 6% and that completely flipped around in the last few weeks of the fall out.
But -- -- that has that shock waves really across the political landscape and looking at this map you can see very clearly why folks.
A sea of blue as the rounds New York City and the outer suburb suburbs.
But district nine is now in the red category and has been a long long time since that happened at district has not been represented by Republicans since 1923.
And that is raising some serious concerns for Democrats and for the White House as well the loss reverses a trend in special elections as well.
Over the past five years Democrats have won five.
Republican held -- Republicans have turned only one single democratic -- -- with the if there's any momentum -- that shift in the -- There was also another vote yesterday results and now Republicans getting a win in Nevada handle a former state senator mark and -- day now that State's newest member of congress.
He swept past the Democrat Kate Marshall 50% of the vote there Nevada you remember is a swing state that help -- Obama win the White House.
In part back in 2008.
-- the winners telling supporters this quote time to start a change.
Seats in the house now won nine.
Bob Turner and -- a day will be Megan Kelly's guess a bit later today on America lives to check that out at 1 o'clock eastern time make.
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