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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:36 PM

Bob Turner, Weiner-Slayer, Takes Aim at Kirsten Gillibrand

Source: The Daily Beast

Will lightning strike twice? Bob Turner, the Scott Brown of the Rockaways, aims to take his act statewide.

Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal gave Bob Turner 15 seconds of fame and 16 months in Congress starting last September. Now, the new Republican congressman from Queens who won a stunning upset in last year in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner wants to extend his time in the spotlight for another six years by running for the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately for Turner, it’s not likely to happen.

Turner, a 70-year-old retired television producer who’d made a small fortune working with a bipartisan array of loudmouths from Jerry Springer to Rush Limbaugh, was briefly a national figure with his win in what had seemed a safely Democratic seat, the Scott Brown of the Rockaways. But the upset also meant the district was likely to be drawn off the map by New York’s Democratic Assembly.

Despite that, Turner took his time deciding to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand—the surprise pick by then-governor David Paterson to fill the Senate seat that Hillary Clinton left to become secretary of State—joining the fray just days before the state Republican convention this weekend. That move has alienated some of the state’s conservative leaders, who’ve already thrown their support to other candidates in a field of Republican longshots the right-leaning New York Post has dismissed as “non-entities.”





Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/16/bob-turner-weiner-slayer-takes-aim-at-kirsten-gillibrand.html



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Rhiannon12866 Mar 2012 OP
yellerpup Mar 2012 #1
aquart Mar 2012 #2
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brooklynite Mar 2012 #5
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. HaHaHaHaHa!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. Senate? Fool.

Republican ass vs Democratic woman? In New York? Good luck with that.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. There was NO SEX in the "Weiner sex scandal."

People tend to forget that little tiny thing.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. Heard this on the local (Albany, NY) news here.

Kirsten Gillibrand was my congresswoman (NY-20), so I was thrilled when she was appointed senator. She's not only very popular here upstate, but she's done so well that she's attracting national attention. I have no doubt this upstart will go the way of Rick Lazio (ran against Hillary) or Senator Clinton's other challenger, whose name escapes me...

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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. Turner came in THIRD in Republican Convention balloting...

He got enough votes to force a Primary, but Wendy Long, a former Clerk for Justice Thomas got a near majority. Remember, this is the State Party that gave New York Carl Paladino as a candidate.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:54 PM

6. Heard that on the local news tonight, but it's like he won...

He was front and center and everybody was interviewing him. Maybe he makes for good television like Carl Paladino did. No, I don't think anybody does...

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