The New York Republican party has tapped the man who orchestrated Bob Turner's stunning win of Anthony's Weiner's vacated congressional seat to help the party try to win more races in 2012, according to the New York Post.
The paper reported Monday that Turner campaign chief E. O'Brien OB Murray has been appointed to state coordinator of a new panel that will give guidance for strategy and Republican party building efforts.
Murray helped the 70-year-old Turner, a Republican and former television producer, beat Democrat Dave Weprin for the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in a special election last week.
Turner won despite the fact that Democrats outnumber Republicans three-to-one in the district, comprising Queens and parts of Brooklyn.
Murray, 45, is credited with leading Turner to victory despite have half as many dollars to spend as Weprin's campaign. Turner's campaign only aired one television ad.