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Idea that a huge democratic loss in New York special congressional election.
Is a negative reflection on the president but senior correspondent Eric Shawn reports the results suggest a different story.
It seemed improbable a Republican taking a die hard democratic New York City district.
That has not sent a member of the GOP you know Washington and -- ninety years.
But that was before President Obama and his policies became the main campaign issue.
We have been posed as a referendum.
And were ready to say Mr.
We are on the wrong track.
Seventy year old retired businessman Bob Turner won by the amount the posters predicted.
He beat democratic opponent David referenced by attacking president Obama's handling of the economy.
And policies regarding Israel of winning by six points 53 to 47%.
Do you see you -- as a message to the president.
Forward clearly numerous witnesses -- need cash crunch staunch democratic district and then -- -- they've turned.
They elected a Republican.
To send that message.
Can't -- I'm not happy with these policies visit now.
-- -- After refusing to concede last night proper and -- so this morning.
In a statement saying that we may not have won our work is far from over the challenges that face our nation are many.
Democrats are trying to downplay Turner's went quite -- spokesman Jay Carney says special elections are unique.
And do not reveal much about the outcome of future elections House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said this when asked if the defeat was a reflection on the president.
-- those local election between two people who have moved to the district.
Then we would like to.
But in Nevada Republicans took another open seat by even a greater margin.
Former state senator mark and the -- defeated state treasurer Kate Marshall 58 to 36%.
People in the bad our our very tired of the way things have been going.
They don't think the answer to the question is at the federal government needs to get bigger.
The congressman elect turner will be sworn into office tomorrow morning but it may not hold the job very long.
The district are set to be redistributed.
Out of existence into -- thirteen.
Which makes -- stunning victory last night that more notable.
-- Eric thank you.
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