(CNN) - As the special election to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner heats up in Brooklyn and Queens, the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, received a ringing endorsement Monday from one of the Empire State's top Democrats.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch announced his support Monday for Turner amid his hopes that the special election in the 9th congressional district, a strongly Jewish area, will become a referendum on President Barack Obama's policies on Israel.
(CNN) - Former Democratic New York Mayor Ed Koch said Tuesday he wants Republicans to take the district formerly represented by Rep. Anthony Weiner–a seat held by Democrats for decades.
Expressing outrage over President Barack Obama's views on Israel, Koch warned in an interview that the Sept. 13 special election to replace Weiner could become a bellwether on the president's recent calls for Israel to return to its 1967 borders with land swaps.
(CNN) - The race is heating up in former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner's congressional district.
Republicans chose their nominee, businessman Bob Turner, on Friday to run in a special election set for Sept. 13.
(CNN) - Democrats threw their hat in the ring Thursday for the special election to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat.
David Weprin, a New York state assemblyman from Queens, will run as the Democratic candidate in the upcoming Sept. 13 election, according to The New York Times.
(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.
(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation from the House of Representatives will be official Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.
Weiner, D-New York, announced his resignation June 16 in a press conference, but his letter of resignation will be read in a meeting of the House on Tuesday.
(CNN) - The New York State Republican Party is wasting no time trying to capitalize on Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation.
Only an hour after Weiner appeared before cameras Thursday, the party sent an email to members asking for donations to help turn the district over to the Republicans in a special election soon to be called by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Washington (CNN) - The news of Weiner’s resignation was met with reaction that ranged from relief to sadness on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
CNN caught up with up with several Democratic lawmakers during votes off the House floor just before Weiner made his resignation official in New York. These Democrats, who noted that they are close to Weiner, were quick to point out that while he will no longer be a member of Congress, they believe Weiner still has a promising future ahead, possibly including another political office.
Read reaction from several of Rep. Weiner's colleagues after the jump:
(CNN) - Anthony Weiner may be giving up his seat in Congress, but he will still retain a substantial war chest of campaign contributions, which experts say he is not required to return.
His latest Federal Election Commission filing, for the end of March, showed $365,670 cash on hand in his Congressional account. In addition, his New York City filing, as a candidate for mayor in 2013, showed he was leading the field with just over $4,515,756 cash on hand as of the end of last year.