National Journal: Obama Already Has Excuses for Close Turner / Weprin Race

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Republican Bob T...Bob Turner by Getty Images via @daylifeFrom the National Journal:

The White House is girding for a political loss in the heart of New York on Tuesday. They’re also spinning up an explanation that won’t entirely result in the blame landing on the low popularity of the president. As in Massachusetts, where Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley was faulted by the White House and many others for tone-deaf campaigning, Democratic candidate Dave Weprin [Weiner Jr.] may see the undercarriage of that new White House campaign bus.

Democratic officials and President Obama’s advisers expect Weprin to lose the election to upstart Republican Bob Turner in the contest to fill the 9th District seat vacated by Democrat Anthony Weiner.

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