Weprin Defeats GOP Candidate In Special Election

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When the polls closed Tuesday night for the special election to fill Mark Weprin’s 24th Assembly district seat in Queens, voters overwhelming decided that his brother David Weprin, former city councilman and ex-candidate for city comptroller was the best man for the job. Final results show that out of the roughly 6900 ballots cast, Weprin won with 62 % versus GOP candidate Bob Friedrich’s 38%.

However this victory is not as long lasting as you may think. Weprin’s win only gives him the seat through November when he’ll have to campaign again for a full term of his own. Judging by the intensity from both sides during the last few weeks of this race, a re-match in the fall is definitely not out of the picture.