Bob Turner Challenges Anthony Weiner: 'Close Manhattan Office and Move to the 9th District'

Oct 11, 2010, 17:12 ET from Bob Turner for Congress

GLENDALE, N.Y., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Weiner's businessman opponent, Bob Turner, Republican candidate for Congress in New York's 9th CD, has challenged Weiner to close his Manhattan office and support the local economy of his Brooklyn-Queens district.

Turner said, "Anthony Weiner is totally out of touch with the people of the 9th District, so much so that he has his Congressional campaign office in Manhattan.  Apparently Congressman Weiner is more interested in running for mayor of New York City than in being among the Brooklyn-Queens people who elected him to serve as Congressman.

"I challenge Anthony Weiner to close his Manhattan campaign office and pay rent to a property owner in Brooklyn or Queens that he has been elected to represent.  I would like to see Anthony Weiner back up his claim that he is fighting to grow the local economy and create jobs in the district.

"It is mindboggling that at a time of economic crisis, when there are a tremendous amount of vacant store fronts and office spaces in Brooklyn and Queens, that Anthony Weiner would open an office in Manhattan.  This is the same Congressman Weiner who recently did a report about the number of shuttered businesses in Queens [see link below], yet he ignores the district and goes to Manhattan?"

Turner continued, "This is a perfect example of Weiner paying lip service to the community and then doing the exact opposite thing. This just doesn't cut it with the people of the 9th District."  

Weiner's Congressional Campaign Office is located at 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 312, New York, NY 10170.  Phone - 212-777-7755.

Turner, whose campaign office is located at 78-81 81st Street, Glendale, Queens, NY 11385, has lived his entire life in the neighborhoods of the 9th District. He grew up in Woodhaven as the eldest of three sons, and raised his own family in Richmond Hill. He now resides in Rockaway Point.

Bob Turner spent 40 years of his career in the highly competitive television industry. His first job was as a clerk for ABC-TV, launching a rewarding career in broadcasting, advertising, TV program production and distribution. As President, CEO or Chairman, Turner has started up and managed companies large and small. While his family life was centered on the Ninth District, Turner's career took him around the globe as he conducted business and formed programming partnerships in places from Tbilisi to Delhi, Manila to Moscow. He is a U.S. Army veteran (1962-64, Rank SP5, Honorable Discharge).  

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