The NY-9 Special Election Heats Up, Sort Of | Talking Points Memo

FOREST HILLS, NY — There’s a highly competitive election tomorrow in New York’s 9th district, which includes part of Queens and Brooklyn, to replace Anthony Weiner. You wouldn’t see too much evidence of it from walking around Forest Hills in Queens, however. Even at the heart of the neighborhood where both Republican Bob Turner and Democrat Dave Weprin spent the day campaigning and Weprin’s headquarters are housed, signs were few and far between.Neither campaign looked exactly polished either. Weprin and a host of his top Democratic supporters stopped by a senior center in Rego Park, where he caught elderly visitors, mostly Asian immigrants, doing chair exercises for a quick run. “Come on!” a young instructor exhorted them as they performed leg lifts and waved their arms. “Remember, before Medicare there was Me-Care!”

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