District: 9th District Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House, 2011-13 Born: May 2, 1941; Manhattan, N.Y. Residence: Queens Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Peggy Turner; five children Education: St. John's U., B.A. 1962; St. John's U., attended 1964-67 Military Service: Army, 1962-64 Start of Service: Elected: 2011 (1st term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2013 Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health & Human Rights; Middle East & South Asia); Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications; Transportation Security); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs)
Defeated by Wendy Long, R, in a primary for the U.S. Senate on June 26, 2012
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.