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Freshman Congressman Bob Turner announces bid for US Senate

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Congressman Bob Turner (Courtesy of the Turner campaign)

This first hints of this were reported by Politico's Maggie Haberman and the confirmation by Celeste Katz of the Daily News, and it's now official: Queens-based Republican Congressman Bob Turner is tossing his hat into the ring to challenge US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November.

The full statement is below. Turner now joins three other candidates: Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin, Manhattan attorney Wendy Long, and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos.

I will travel to the Republican State Convention in Rochester later this week and humbly ask for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate. I will respectfully ask for the Conservative nomination a few days later at that Party's convention. I have made my intentions known to the other Republican candidates in this race.

I ran for the House six months ago as a private citizen fed up with what is happening in Washington.  I could not sit and watch career politicians sink my nation deeper into economic crisis.  Brooklyn and Queens voters, of all political parties, graciously responded by sending me to Congress. It now appears that their district has been eliminated.

There is serious work to be done to get this economy back on track, and I will not walk away from that work now. I will run for the Senate, and I will run to win.

This post has been updated from its original.

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VJ Machiavelli

Tidal Wave Bob Turner heads for Rochester to sweep the GOP Convention.

So Rochester will be the focus of all the Media's attention.

But none of the people who are running for the GOP Nod have every run State-Wide and what is needed is a primary to Vette the field.

This is the Major Leagues and you need a Major League team to win the Primary and general election.

Only the Best of the Best will do

People who have "WON" State-wide Senate races before.

People who understand the difference of running for say Governor, Comptrollier is not the same as running for US Senator 

So make sure you have the "Best of the Best" you may win a primary but you will lose the general election without the "Best of the Best"

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
Power to the People who "VOTE"

Mar. 14 2012 04:41 AM
suzy q

First... it seems that no one really cares.

Mar. 13 2012 04:48 PM

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