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Pat Boone to make robocalls in race for Weiner’s seat

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Legendary entertainer Pat Boone’s voice will soon be part of the race to fill the congressional seat left empty by disgraced former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.

The Daily Caller has learned that Boone, an outspoken conservative who serves as spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, will begin making robocalls to voters in the New York 9th Congressional District “singing the praises of Bob Turner,” the Republican candidate in the race.

“I’m still singing at concerts,” Boone, of Beverly Hills, said in a press release, “but today I am singing the praises of Bob Turner.”

Boone’s recording career began in the 1950s. The 77-year-old has been politically active with the 60 Plus Association, which is awarding Turner its Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award.

“Bob Turner can always be counted on to protect Social Security and Medicare,” Boone said. “Bob Turner will be a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens.” (SHOCK: Poll finds Republican Turner leading in Anthony Weiner special election)

The 60 Plus Association bills itself as “working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security and Medicare, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution.”

The special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by Weiner, who resigned after an online sex scandal. The Weekly Standard reported this week that a poll actually has Turner leading Democratic candidate David Weprin by four points in the heavily Democratic district.

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