Tough June primary could mark end of Rangel’s career – TheHill.com


The Hill, a newspaper that covers politics and policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, has story discussing Rep. Charlie Rangel’s tough re-election fight.

“Ethnic politics, an anti-incumbent super-PAC and a lingering ethics cloud all stand in the way of reelection for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who after four decades representing Harlem is facing a primary battle that could end his career.

Amid ongoing health problems that led to an almost three-month absence from the House, the 81-year-old congressman’s district was redrawn this cycle — to his chagrin. Although used to representing a majority-black district in northern Manhattan, Rangel has witnessed the gradual departure of black voters from the area, and his redrawn district is majority-Hispanic.”

“This is really a contest between Charlie Rangel and ‘been around too long,’ ” said [Hank] Sheinkopf, the Democratic consultant. “Sometimes, ‘been around too long’ wins.”

See more at Tough June primary could mark end of Rangel’s career – TheHill.com.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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