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Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.)

(Defeated for other office)

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

Election History
2011specialBob Turner (R) 37,34252.5
David Weprin (D) 33,65647.3
Christopher Hoeppner (SW) 1430.2
2010generalAnthony Weiner (D) 67,01160.8
Bob Turner (R) 43,12939.1
Roll Call Vitals


New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Bob Turner has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

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.