WASHINGTON - Bob Turner (R-NY) took the oath of office today, making him the new representative for New York's Congressional District 9.
Turner won a special election held Tuesday, winning over 50 percent of the vote to beat out Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin and Socialist Workers' Party candidate Christopher Hoeppner. The election was a surprise to many, as Turner is the first Republican in nearly 100 years to represent District 9.
Turner replaces former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in June following an online sex scandal.
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