Assemblyman Lancman Considers Run Against Congressman Turner
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Queens State Assemblyman Rory Lancman took the first step to challenge New York City's newest congressman this fall.
Lancman, a Democrat, filed papers Tuesday morning to form an exploratory committee for a congressional campaign to challenge Republican incumbent Bob Turner.
Turner won a special election last fall after Anthony Weiner resigned in the wake of a text-messaging scandal.
Lancman says his campaign will use Albany as the role model of how government should work.
“People actually recognize state government in Albany as being effective and the state moving in the right direction. If you compare that to Washington, Washington has certainly replaced Albany as the capitol of dysfunction,” said Lancman.
The 9th Congressional District could still be on the chopping block when the new congressional districts are announced later this spring.
Lancman will be one of the Wednesday guests on "Inside City Hall."