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Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 19, District 23, District 24, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. “We are here today because Bob Turner stood up [...]

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Turner taps Weiner for advice

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 20, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) met with his predecessor, Anthony Weiner, for an hour last week to discuss ongoing issues in the 9th Congressional District. Turner requested the tete-a-tete to try and make his transition to Congress as smooth as possible for constituents, he said in an interview at TimesLedger Newspapers’ office [...]

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Weprin has huge money advantage

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 5, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on September 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Political action committees have donated to Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) campaign at a rate nearly 50 times as high as his Republican rival, Bob Turner, in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat, Federal Election Commission records showed. Weprin raised more than $291,000 from PACs while Turner received only $6,000, according to the [...]

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Turner trails Weprin by six-point margin

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) is holding a slim six-point lead over Republican Bob Turner for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat, according to a poll released last week by Siena College. “Five weeks until Election Day and this special election is a wide-open race with both candidates trying to become more known to [...]

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King supports Turner in race for Weiner seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner picked up the second high-profile endorsement of his campaign when he was backed Sunday by U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Massapequa Park) at Joe Abbracciamento’s Restaurant in Rego Park as his opponent, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) was endorsed by the state’s largest private sector union. King’s endorsement of Turner [...]

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Meeks’ VA bill to keep hospital for vets passes

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 5, District 6, U.S. House on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

A bipartisan bill is in the works in Congress that would stop the controversial plans to redevelop part of the St. Albans Veterans Hospital into a private space. The House passed the St. Albans Veterans Care Act that was introduced by U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) Tuesday afternoon. The bill, which passed by a vote [...]