Democrats play down, Republicans play up GOP upset
September 14th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats play down, Republicans play up GOP upset

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Wednesday said the Republican upset in the special election in New York shows voters are anxious about the economy, but he downplayed any fallout for President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.

"I think it was an opportunity for people just to say I'm not happy and this is how I'm going to reflect it," Hoyer told CNN about GOP candidate Bob Turner's win over Democrat Dave Weprin.
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