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Rangel Isn’t Surprised by Powell Bid | Daily Politics Blog

Charlie Rangel isn’t surprised by Adam Clayton Powell IV’s announcementTuesday that he will run to succeed Rangel, who plans to retire after his current term ends in 2016. “I don’t remember a time Adam Clayton Powell wasn’t running,” the longtime … Continue reading

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Adam Clayton Powell IV Declares For Congress

In an email to friends and supporters yesterday, former assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV declared his unambiguous intention to run for Congress in 2016. He begins his email, “Now that Congressman Charlie Rangel has begun his last term, it’s time … Continue reading

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Rangel, Jeffries Win Handily!

Rangel, Jeffries, Velasquez and Meng win their respective congressional races. If she wins in November against GOP challenger City Councilman Dan Halloran, Grace Meng will become the first Asian American Congressional Representative from NYC. I’ll have more reaction tomorrow, especially … Continue reading

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Predictions 2012 – NY Congressional Primary Elections

Predictions 2012 NY-06: Councilwoman Liz Crowley: 30% Assemblyman Rory Lancman: 43% Assemblywoman Grace Meng: 37% NY-07: Councilman Erik Dilan: 35% Rep. Nydia Velazquez: 65% NY-08: Councilman Charles Barron: 25% Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries: 75% NY-09: Rep. Yvette Clarke: 85% Sylvia Kinard: … Continue reading

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Adriano Espaillat, Charlie Rangel, and the coalition-fracturing primary neither of them wanted | Capital New York

This morning, Capital NY’s Azi Paybaragh wrote an insightful analysis of the Espaillat-Rangel political tangle. Espaillat’s decision to run against Rangel sets up a contest that many of New York’s black and Latino leaders have said they hoped to avoid, and … Continue reading

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Espaillat: “It’s tough to run against a legend.”

And that legend happens to Congressman Charles Rangel of Harlem. Now that the new NY-14 is 55% Hispanic, 36% NH black and 9% NH white/Asian, Sen. Adriano Espaillat contends that the time has come for Latinos to “kick down the door!” … Continue reading

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Congressional Redistricting Plan Butchers Bronx Unity

On Thursday, in his trademark, “What You Should Know” release, Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. blasted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for creating “the most gerrymandered lines in recent New York history.” On Friday, Assemblyman and Democratic Party County Leader Carl … Continue reading

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Will Rangel See The End of The Harlem He Helped Build? | Politicker

The New York Observer (Politicker) writes Mr. Rangel deserves some sympathy because after four decades in the House of Representatives, building a political machine that has seen scores of friends and protégés win high office, serving a district that has … Continue reading

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Drawing districts to deepen divides? – m.NYPOST.com

It looks increasingly like a court-appointed special master will have to draw the new map for New York’s congressional districts. Will that plan reflect reality as well as federal law? That test is apparently too tough for the state lawmakers … Continue reading

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Taking conventional wisdom out of redistricting

Within hours of Bob Turner’s upset victory, pundits declared that the seat was “safe” from redistricting oblivion. Still others declared that Republicans would sacrifice Turner in order to preserve GOP rising star Rep. Michael Grimm. Because NY will lose two … Continue reading

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