Turner to Run for Senate: Report

Ninth District Congressman will take on Gillibrand, Politico says.

Well, that sure didn't take long.

, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, R-Forest Hills, is reportedly telling local Republicans that he'll be taking on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.

Politico reported this morning that Turner, , will take on Gillibrand instead of running for a second House term in a possible new district.

If Turner — — had planned run where he currently lives, he would have been in a race against U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-Jamaica, in a very different demographic area.

Politico published a statement from Turner, who said his plan is to continue the important work of righting the U.S. economy, now from the Senate.

"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," Politico quoted Turner.


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