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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz declared last night that the seat vacated by disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner — and held by the party since 1920 — is a “very difficult district for Democrats.”Republican Bob Turner defeated Democrat David Weprin 54-47 in the heavily Jewish district last night. The race is being viewed by many as a referendum on President Barack Obama’s policies, prompting the defensive remarks from the DNC chairwoman.
Speaker of the House John Boehner dismissed Wasserman-Schultz’s remarks, citing historical precedent and calling it a “very seriously Democrat district,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
“This is not a district that Republicans have any right to believe we could win,” he said.
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