David Weprin Chosen by Democrats to Run For Anthony Weiner’s Seat in Congress


Congressman Anthony Weiner’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives for his sexting lies led to a local flurry of speculation about a successor, who will be picked in a special election on September 13. Today, the Queens Democratic County Organization selected Assemblyman David Weprin to run in New York’s heavily Democratic 9th district for a seat that may not even exist come election time next year due to redistricting. Rep. Joe Crowley, head of the selection process, had a few phone calls with those interested in running and came down where he did in part because, as the Observer reports, “Weprin, a loyal party guy, is an extremely unlikely candidate to run against Crowley, or any other congressman in the immediate vicinity” in 2012.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 7, 2011

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