Republican Bob Turner celebrates his victory in the special congressional election in New York City on Tuesday night with his wife, Peggy. Mr. Turner won a seat that was in Democratic hands since 1920. (Associated Press)
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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Democrat David Weprin (left) and Republican Bob Turner (right) face off Sept. 13 in a special election to fill the seat of Rep. Anthony Weiner. The 9th Congressional District covers parts of heavily Democratic Brooklyn and Queens, though polls show the races is closer than expected.