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Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.

06/26/2012

The New York State Capitol in Albany - File / Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Congressional Redistricting All But Finalized

The congressional election districts lines for New York won’t be final until March 20, but the lines drawn by a federal judge appear likely to be the final plan.

03/18/2012

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch and President Barack Obama (file / credits: JP Yim/Getty Images, ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Now Backs President Barack Obama For Re-Election

After previously taking issue with the President’s stance on Israel, Koch now says “I am on the Obama express bus for re-election.”

09/27/2011

Rep. Bob Turner, accompanied by his wife Peg, during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

New York’s Newest Representative Bob Turner Takes Oath Of Office

Businessman-turned-politician Bob Turner, the first member of the GOP to represent New York’s 9th district since 1923, was sworn in at the the nation’s capital Thursday.

09/15/2011

Bob Turner declared victory in 9th Congressional District race (credit: CBS 2)

Voters In 9th Congressional District Say They Were Simply Fed Up With Democratic Way

“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.

09/14/2011

(credit: AP photo/Mary Altaffer/Ken Goldfield, Pool)

AP: Republican Turner Marches Into Dem Stronghold, Takes Weiner’s Seat In Congress

Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.

09/13/2011

David Weprin  (L), Anthony Weiner (C), Bob Turner (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Poll: Turner Holds 6-Point Lead Heading Into Special Election For Weiner’s Seat

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.

09/12/2011

David Weprin  (L), Anthony Weiner (C), Bob Turner (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Battle For Weiner’s Seat In Congress Turns Into Referendum On Obama Policies

The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.

09/07/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer with Assemblyman David Weprin at the senior center in Flushing - Queens, NY - Sep 06, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Special Election Next Tuesday To Replace Rep. Anthony Weiner

Residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

09/06/2011

Ed Koch (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images); President Barack Obama (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Ed Koch Rips President Obama’s Israel Policy; Endorses Republican To Send Message

“I disagree with him on the way he views the State of Israel and what I perceive to be his hostility,” Koch said, referring to the President.

07/25/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner during his  press conference in Brooklyn. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Resignation Leads To Questions About Future Of Anthony Weiner’s Congressional District

“I will be looking for other ways to contribute my talents, to make sure that we live up to that most New York and American of ideals,” the seven-term congressman said.

06/17/2011