Allegations of spying in race to replace Weiner

posted at 10:30 am on September 3, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

Even among the most optimistic New York Republicans, (and yes, there are a few left) hopes were never very high that the GOP had much of a shot to take control of the 9th district seat formerly held by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner. This is still New York City, after all. But against all expectations the race has been heating up in more ways than one. Republican Bob Turner’s campaign is now alleging that hand picked Democratic contender David Weprin has been sending spies into his organization.

It’s getting ugly!

Republicans are accusing Democratic congressional hopeful David Weprin of sending spies to “volunteer” for rival Bob Turner’s campaign as a new GOP poll found Turner has pulled even in the race for Anthony Weiner’s House seat.

Turner campaign spokesman William O’Reilly charged that Assemblyman Weprin “is sending young people into Turner campaign headquarters pretending to be volunteers or college reporters. We have caught four of them already.”

“Only a career politician scrambling to save his hide would sink to such a low.”

Weprin spokeswoman Liz Kerr said, “I don’t know anything about it.”

She declined further comment on the explosive accusation.

The poll they’ve been referencing has set plenty of tongues to wagging, showing a tie at 42% each. But to be fair, it’s an internal set of numbers so take that as you will. (I’ve ordered a couple of those myself in the past. They can be useful tools both in assessing the state of the race and as weapons in the media battle, but are generally not as predictive as a recognized national outfit.) Sienna had the Republican trailing by six last time they sampled the district, but that’s still fairly impressive in a region where Democrats hold a three to one registration advantage.

Meanwhile, Weprin has been doing a strange dance with the Obama administration. The Democrat has been accepting help from Obama for America in the form of ground troops getting out the vote and raising funds, while publicly distancing himself from the president and taking exception with his position on issues such as America’s support for Israel. (Or lack thereof.)

I think this race, as with so many other Empire State special elections, was destined to be strange from the outset. There wasn’t a primary, so once again we had local party bosses picking candidates rather than the voters. And when there’s not much else going on around the nation election-wise, outside forces with time and money to spend tend to jump into the fray. Fortunately, we won’t have too much longer to wait.


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Of course their trying to infiltrate and gather intelligence.

Bob Turner, if your campaign isn’t at least rying to do the same thing, I’m a little disappointed.

JohnGalt23 on September 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Reverse coat tails!

a capella on September 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM

A sign if things to come in 2012?

The left are planning an electoral stunner at this moment that will blow a hole through anything they have ever concocted. And when the Dems take everything back in DC, the naive and trusting GOP will continue to deny that the Dems are enemies of the state.

katy on September 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM

gather intelligence………….shouldnt that be the goal of any Dem’cat?……..shouldnt be hard when starting from scratch.

sbark on September 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM

The poll they’ve been referencing has set plenty of tongues to wagging, showing a tie at 42% each. But to be fair, it’s an internal set of numbers so take that as you will. (I’ve ordered a couple of those myself in the past. They can be useful tools both in assessing the state of the race and as weapons in the media battle, but are generally not as predictive as a recognized national outfit.) Sienna had the Republican trailing by six last time they sampled the district, but that’s still fairly impressive in a region where Democrats hold a three to one registration advantage.

..mebbe so, but that and the fact that The Chicago Jesus is upside down in that district spells a lot of doom and gloom for TEH WON..

The War Planner on September 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM

The left are planning an electoral stunner at this moment that will blow a hole through anything they have ever concocted. And when the Dems take everything back in DC, the naive and trusting GOP will continue to deny that the Dems are enemies of the state.

katy on September 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM

..Katy, ya gotta thaw those MREs out before you eat them. They’re freezing your brain.

The War Planner on September 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Cheating to stay in the Weiner seat.

That says it all.

ajacksonian on September 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Obama’s Organizing for America has no less than 29 get out the vote, phone bank or canvassing efforts on behalf of Weprin.

But Weprin claims he’s never even met Obama. Sure.

JammieWearingFool on September 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM

The War Planner on September 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

They are just great for a few years at room temp.

I recommend the chilimac, it is actually edible.

That and the pound cake desserts… now those are actually tasty. Addicting, too.

ajacksonian on September 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

The War Planner on September 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Really?

It’s people like you the left count on remaining stuck on stupid!

http://spectator.org/archives/2009/12/04/soros-eyes-secretaries/#

They will not lose again. They are too close to full implementation of the progressive plan that has been in the works for 70+ years.

katy on September 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM

One wienie, two wienie, three wienie, four, don’t need demies, any more.

Speakup on September 3, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Allegations of spying in race to replace Weiner

Going by Weinergate, the spycam pics should be interesting.
:D

whatcat on September 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

katy on September 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM

They are not to be trusted and will do anything to stay in power.

This is nothing new, remember George Allen?

They love to take advantage of the idealistic youths who really think they know the way to Utopia.

Jvette on September 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM

If it’s this ugly in a district in New York, imagine what it’s going to be like, next year!!! THUD!!!

capejasmine on September 3, 2011 at 11:25 AM

In old-time corrupt democratic inner city districts like this one, the democratics have a buffer of 20% or so in fake votes, from made-up names, dead people, out-of-state people, transient students, etc, etc.

If the public opinion polls show a dead heat, it means a big win for the democratics.

slickwillie2001 on September 3, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Whew! For a minute I thought someone was Weiner gazing.

TugboatPhil on September 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM

New York has a rather good system for preventing fraud. Members of the two parties are involved the entire way. The problem is that in Queens the Republicans are just a social club and not a real political organization, so what they care about is keeping nice Board of Elections jobs.

amazingmets on September 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Right on katy!

That’s why I fear they’ll stage riots all over the country which would require implementation of martial law because it’s the only way they will stay in power. It’s worked like a charm all over the world latterly in the Middle East.

BTW – martial law would close down the internet, the only tool we have to stop him.

… and FYI to the trolls, you’ll go down with the rest of us only you’re too dense to see that now.

erp on September 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Bob Turner, if your campaign isn’t at least rying to do the same thing, I’m a little disappointed.

JohnGalt23 on September 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

It’s one thing to send operatives to public venues where your opponent gives speeches, and entirely another to “volunteer” at his campaign headquarters. In the second case, the “volunteer” has the opportunity to do real damage by misplacing paperwork, failing to do assignments, etc. All a spy can do is to report back early what the candidate will have to, sooner or later, announce publicly.

These are not spies — they are undoubtedly saboteurs.

unclesmrgol on September 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM

These are not spies — they are undoubtedly saboteurs.

unclesmrgol on September 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Let’s just call them Weiner probes.

scrubjay on September 3, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Let’s just call them Weiner probes.

scrubjay on September 3, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Or, Weiner Eindringlingen . . .

Trochilus on September 3, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Wonder what Weiner has been up too lately.

Rod on September 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Weprin spokeswoman Liz Kerr said, “I don’t know anything about it Ok, you got us.”

FIFY.

Dopenstrange on September 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

spokeswoman Liz Kerr Schultz said, “I don’t know nothing!anything about it.”

honsy on September 3, 2011 at 3:08 PM

s/b:

“I know nothing!”

honsy on September 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Allegations of spying in race to replace Weiner

Isn’t this just what Watergate was all about? That “scandal” cost a decent man the Presidency.

What price will be paid for this – and by whom? ANTHING???

honsy on September 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Ed Koch will help the R win, as it s/b, due to charlatanry on the left.

Koch is a mensch, with lots of personality and character.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Shakespeare could have never conceived of what the Left is capable.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM

When things get really tight don’t forget the Dems “get out the vote” campaign among Alzheimer patients. So, no, I don’t believe they’ll lose the 9th, but it could be so close that it will scare the living daylights out of the machine.

Fred 2 on September 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Of course their trying to infiltrate and gather intelligence.

JohnGalt23 on September 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Infiltrate and intelligencee are two actions that retarded democrats, college age or old age, do not have the skills, balls, or common sense to accomplish.

What they are good at is lying, cheating, and stealing. As it always is with any lier, cheater or thief— they get caught.

As I think about what I just wrote above, I went back in my memory to think about high profile political figures who were exposed as a lier, cheater or thief. I am not the smartest jarhead, Chesty Puller is, but I fall in line right behind him and believe I can prove from history that every democrat who held office as Speaker of House / Senate or VP or President fit one of those categories (probably more than one).

Line in the sand to all you trolls and retard demoncrats who post on this blog.

jarhead0311 on September 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Having volunteered for the Turner campaign, I can report that spies really can’t do much damage.

It’s being run by establishment egos, who wouldn’t dream of letting a volunteer with a good idea have a say.

amazingmets on September 3, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I recommend the chilimac, it is actually edible.

That and the pound cake desserts… now those are actually tasty. Addicting, too.

ajacksonian on September 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

I was always partial to Tuna with Noodles. With the attention being focused on this race, I’m surprised Weprin’s campaign isn’t being a lot more careful in sending in these spies. They must be pretty desperate.

Kevin71 on September 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM