Cuomo calls special election in Weiner's former district
July 1st, 2011
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Cuomo calls special election in Weiner's former district

(CNN) - The date is set.

A special election to fill former Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat will be held on Sept.13, according to a statement released Friday by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Weiner vacated his seat in the 9th Congressional district, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn, on June 16 after being caught in a "sexting" scandal that spurred bi-partisan calls for the Democratic congressman's resignation.

But whoever wins the September election may not have the job for long. Due to the state's population loss, the 9th district could be pushed out in a redistricting plan that's set to finalize in 2013.

The governor's announcement comes less than seven weeks after another special election was held in the Empire State. Rep. Kathy Hochul won the 26th Congressional race in a widely-covered election that turned a Republican seat over to the Democrats.

– CNN's Devon Sayers contributed to this report.


Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Anthony Weiner • New York
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Obama/Biden 2012 - Four more years of record unemployment, $1.7 TRILLION yearly deficits, crushing debt, Obamacare, golf, vacations, speeches and class warfare

    Why bother? Just appointed another NY Democrat pervert to the seat and save the money. Seems this is the type of rep these losers want anyways.

    July 1, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. MAC

    Anyone running should be smart enough to know they will not have this seat to run for in 2012. New York lost 2 seats.

    July 1, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. MAC

    He was not push out for sexting, he was pushed out for lying. For a democrat the only two sins appear to be lying to the press or killing someone that will get you kicked out of office.

    July 1, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. Obama/Biden 2012 - Four more years of record unemployment, $1.7 TRILLION yearly deficits, crushing debt, Obamacare, golf, vacations, speeches and class warfare

    Darn I miss the little Weiner.... I wonder how the little Weiner is doing these days? I wonder if he ever took Larry Flynt up on his job offer? I wonder if we'll be seeing a lot of of the little Weiner? Not sure that is possible though.

    July 1, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Republican Robber Baron

    Yes it will get redistricted-out of existence soon...moot point. Probably just as well that Weiner resigned. Good luck righties.

    July 1, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. The Greedy Old Pigs are hypocrites!

    Yeah, MAC, I notice you ignored Vitter's sin of paying prostitutes to to serve him while he wore a diaper. The Weiner doesn't look so bad now, does he?

    July 1, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |