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NYC congressman Turner will enter GOP Senate race for Gillibrand seat, joining 3 others
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ' Republican Rep. Bob Turner, facing elimination of his New York City congressional district, says he'll seek the Senate seat held by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.
Turner's announcement Tuesday came just three days before New York Republicans will choose among Senate candidates. There are already three other Republicans seeking the nomination.
Turner won his seat in Queens and Brooklyn in a September special election to replace Anthony Weiner, a Democrat who resigned after admitting he sent women lewd text messages and photos of himself.
But a federal judge involved in New York's redistricting process has proposed eliminating Turner's district.
The other Republican candidates are Nassau County comptroller George Maragos, New York City attorney Wendy Long and Rye Town supervisor and hedge fund manager Joe Carvin.