Representative Bob Turner Will Challenge Gillibrand

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Republican Bob Turner, who is running for U.S. Congress in a race in New York's heavily Democratic 9th District, speaks with the media at a polling station on September 13, 2011 in New York City. Turner is running against Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin to succeed former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) who resigned in June after admitting he sent partially nude photos of himself to women via the Internet. The race has received strong media attention as it is being viewed as a possible bellwether of support for U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

It looks as if another Republican challenger is throwing his hat into the ring to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this fall. Representative Bob Turner, who pulled out a surprise victory against David Weprin in a special election this fall, has announced his intention to run for the seat. He'll join Joe Carvin, Wendy Long, and George Maragos in seeking the party's nomination. From Turner's statement:

I ran for the House six months ago as a private citizen fed up with what is happening in Washington.  I could not sit and watch career politicians sink my nation deeper into economic crisis. Brooklyn and Queens voters, of all political parties, graciously responded by sending me to Congress. It now appears that their district has been eliminated.

Look at that opportunism. Don't sell yourself short, Bob — you're looking more like a career politician than many people who've been at this far longer!

Or maybe he actually doesn't want to be a career politician, and this is a quick out: Turner is unlikely to actually win the race — and this time around, he won't have the support of Ed Koch.