Newly elected Republican Bob Turner, right, stands beside RNC Chairman Reince Priebus at a press conference 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.
Newly elected Republican Bob Turner, right, stands beside RNC Chairman Reince Priebus at a press conference 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.
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published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Savoring the unlikeliest of victories, Republicans called their triumph in a New York City congressional race a repudiation of President Barack Obama’s policies on the economy and Israel on Wednesday as public and private polls showed his approval ratings plummeting in a district he carried handily in 2008.

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