Democrats Sound the Alarm in New York 9

Nathan L. Gonzales September 8, 2011 · 12:51 PM EDT

With just days to go in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner (D), Democrats have sounded the alarm that they are on the verge of losing a seat in New York City.

The House Majority PAC, a Democratic outside group, is scheduled to air $100,000 worth of television ads (primarily on cable) starting Friday through Election Day next Tuesday. But according to sources, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is also preparing to hit the airwaves.

Thus far there has been no movement from outside groups on the Republican side, but that doesn’t look like it’s stopping GOP nominee Bob Turner from pulling off the upset against Assemblyman David Weprin (D).

Stay tuned for more thorough analysis of the race in tomorrow’s Rothenberg Political Report, but for now, with so much Democratic activity and the uncertainty of the situation, we’re changing the rating of the race to Toss-Up.