In this Aug. 31, 2011 photo, Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner speaks during an interview before participating in a small business forum in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The race to succeed Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th congressional district was never supposed to be close. But the weak national economy, disenchantment with President Barack Obama, and New York-centric clashes over Israel and gay marriage made the contest surprisingly competitive. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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published Tuesday, September 13th, 2011