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Just a few hours ago newly elected elected congressman Bob Turner received a congratulatory phone call from democratic.
Turner a television executive with no political experience.
Beat -- -- -- in a special election Tuesday.
In New York.
For the near city for the open seat vacated by disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner.
Turner is the first Republican to represent that district in more than ninety years old representative elect Bob Turner joins us live right here certain graduation -- you.
Well thank you then he shouldn't shock.
Why not expected to within ninety years.
Ninety years -- that's not jacket a little bit.
Well I have lived in this district my whole life I kind of my you have to the ground that sense of the mood of this.
Of the people when.
I'm I'm not surprised.
How'd you do it because I'll tell you now the Democrats are coming out right now in part they're blaming this on a lot of things.
But we're hearing a lot of it's all Anthony -- spot he turned off the district with his antics -- affecting and whatever else you doing.
And they just didn't want to give the seat to another Democrat.
I think Anthony -- who is history I don't believe he was even small factor in this campaign this is the new spin.
-- what the factor.
President Obama loud and clear -- out.
-- people of this district that really unhappy.
With his treatment of Israel that's -- large Jewish district.
In the -- happened was jobs that were unhappy with the deficit.
Do very unhappy with -- on our.
Inability to return to prosperity.
Is an administration that is perceived anti business.
There's enough to work on here.
But -- get Democrats to read -- wind in this district I mean weren't enough of them.
Still in president Obama's camp to say I'm still gonna do what I've got every election -- my whole life and that is.
We'll I think people thinking.
And the issues a clear and they're clearer than party loyalties.
This district has.
Voted for Republicans that voted for Giuliani who voted for Bloomberg.
And I think when the time is right and the issues are clear.
Of course forty lines why do you think it is a harbinger of things coming and 212 and eight.
I believe the country is on the awards include the wrong course.
And the White House has not provided the leadership of policies to correct.
People are going to vote.
And vote against them.
When you when you out in your district when you were campaigning and you talk to Democrats -- you'd have to deal I mean you cannot win this district that winning a large number of Democrats.
What would -- Haiti about president violent people say look I voted for President Obama.
But what -- explained that the flat.
They might not even mention President Obama but the underlying issues of jobs the economy.
And why is being done about it -- would resonate constantly.
And -- the fact is there is no leadership in these -- so.
-- -- And so -- about Israel because that became a big issue the Democrats.
Put David -- an out he's an orthodox -- and they've made sort of an issue of that and it was sort of like a trust me you know I've got Israel's back.
But that didn't wind up being persuasive but Israel was a big issue in this particular -- Indeed it is and mr.
-- instead I will fight from the inside.
And I said I will oppose the president and we have to send him a message.
That his policies will not be tolerated.
How big a deal with that you think because -- New York in general has a high Jewish population.
And it tends to vote democratic and yet we suddenly very different yesterday your little.
I think Israel was a very important issue for the large part of the population jobs and the economy were still -- overarching issue.
But Israel was very important to a large number of people and they do not trust this president.
Bob Turner thank you -- Africa and -- back here progress can thank you take care.
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