Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run
June 26th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run

(CNN) – Iconic Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district, after an over four-decade long congressional career that made him one of the most high profile lawmakers and almost culminated after he was censured on the House floor in 2010.

The 21-term representative is locked in a five-way Tuesday race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans, a shift that has no doubt helped Rangel's fiercest competition, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That is a long time in the House. I don't think he is going to leave unless he loses the election or dies.

    June 26, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    Mr. Rangel has done well by the people of Harlem. I don't see anyone replacing him.

    June 26, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  3. Pete

    Charlie Rangel was found guilty on some counts in recieving perks and he's paid his debts,but not to the extent some others as Cheney,Bush ,etc have recieved during their years while in office.This is behind Mr.Rangel and I hope people will look beyond this and not be so critical of someone like him that is for the people,he's not one the minions of corporations that his republican counterparts are.

    June 26, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    22 terms. 44 years of sponging off the taxpayer. What a revolting situation.

    June 26, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  5. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    This Democrat crook was allowed to walk away with a slap on the wrist for stuff that the average Joe would have served hard time for committing. This thief has no business in Congress. So much for Pelosi's claim to "drain the swamp". All she did was protect all these corrupt Democrats.

    June 26, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |