Career politician David Weprin (D-WFP) – who has held or run for four separate political offices in the past two years: city council, city comptroller, state assembly (twice), and now congress — cannot vote for himself next Tuesday, September 13th in the special election to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner because Mr. Weprin does not live in the district he is hoping to represent, the campaign of businessman-turned-congressional-candidate Bob Turner (R) today noted.
“Bob Turner will be voting for himself next Tuesday morning; I have no idea what Mr. Weprin will be doing at the time,” said Turner campaign spokesman William O’Reilly. “Mr. Weprin doesn’t live in the Ninth Congressional District, but he I guess he couldn’t resists running to represent it. Mr. Weprin is a professional politician who evidently runs for everything.”
As recently as last week Mr. Weprin was building a re-election website for state assembly, and there are persistent rumors that he will make another run for city comptroller in 2013 – if something else doesn’t open up sooner.
Mr. Turner is a life-long resident of the neighborhoods that make up the Ninth Congressional District. He has been endorsed for Congress by both Republicans and Democrats, including Democratic former New York City Mayor Ed Koch; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R); former New York Governor George Pataki (R), and Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind (Brooklyn).