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New York Special Election Unexpectedly Close, Seen As Bellwether07:34

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Tomorrow's special election to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat in New York City is gaining national attention and money as the election nears.

Republican Bob Turner has a slight lead over Democrat David Weprin, and it turns out that the state of Israel is becoming an important issue for voters.

The district is heavily Jewish and Democratic.  But polls show that voters believe that the Republican, Turner (who's Catholic) is a bigger bigger supporter of Israel than the Democrat, Weprin (who's an Orthodox Jew).


  • Grace Rauh, reporter for NY1 television

This segment aired on September 12, 2011.

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