Anthony Weiner Voted for David Weprin Today

U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, a Democrat from New York, attends the Bloomberg Vanity Fair White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner afterparty in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The dinner raises money for WHCA scholarships and honors the recipients of the organization's journalism awards. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Caption *** Anthony Weiner Photo: Bloomberg/2011 Bloomberg

Today is the big showdown in the race to replace Weiner as the congressman representing N.Y.-9. Democrat David Weprin is having trouble getting Jewish voters to cast their ballots for him, but at least one fellow Chosen Person was happy to choose him publicly. (Of course, Anthony Weiner is happy to do a lot of things publicly.)

When asked by a reporter whether it would be his fault if Republicans gained a seat in the House, Weiner replied "If you made a list of 10 fervent defenders of Democratic ideals, I would be on it." Fervent, by the way, means "having or displaying a passionate intensity." We suppose it's true that we have seen more evidence of Weiner's "passionate intensity" than the average Democrat. [NYP]