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  • Newly elected Republican Bob Turner speaks to the press after winning former Congressman Anthony Weiner's (D) house seat in a special election, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in the Manhattan borough of New York. The novice politician and retired broadcasting executive billed his win in a heavily democratic district as a warning to President Obama and his 2012 re-election bid. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • Bob Turner (center), joined by his wife Peggy (right) and family, smiles as he delivers his victory speech during an election night party in New York on Sept. 14, 2011. Turner won a special election to fill the seat vacated by Anthony D. Weiner in New York's 9th Congressional District. (Associated Press)

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