Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.
he usually does
As someone who used to LOVE Anthony Weiner, tbf he didn’t just ‘pext’ someone. He sent unsolicited dick pics to another woman while his wife was pregnant with their first child. Like, he’s REALLY GOOD at politics and I agree with him on a lot of things, but I can’t just pretend like that wasn’t a big fuck up. (And it’s not just a personal issue, because official social media accounts are tools for politicians to interact with their constituents on a professional basis and not exploit the power dynamic.)
Special Election Results of the Day: In a potentially prescient upset, voters in New York’s 9th congressional district elected Republican Bob Turner to replace disgraced Democratic congressmen Anthony Weiner, who resigned in June following a highly publicized sexting scandal.
The special election was viewed as a referendum on Obama’s economic policies.
In Nevada, the Republican Party picked up another win, as Republican Mark Amodei easily bested Democrat Kate Marshall in the GOP-leaning 2nd District.
With tonight’s twin victories, the House split now stands at 242-192, advantage GOP.