Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Rangel’

The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]


In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

By Marlene Peralta  | Via El Diario/La Prensa Translated by Karina Casiano  from Spanish The 1991 City Council elections may sound long gone, but they not only radically changed the Upper Manhattan political environment; the race gave way to a rivalry that is still strong 23 years later. Back then, a teacher named Guillermo Linares […]


Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni , Erin Durkin | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rep. Charles Rangel and challenger Adriano Espaillat faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a race for a Harlem congressional seat that has become increasingly heated and personal. The two candidates toned down their racial rhetoric, but Espaillat, a Washington Heights state senator, […]


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As he campaigns against legendary Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat isn’t shy about showcasing his roots. “I would have never thought back then, when I came with no papers, an immigrant, a young boy from the Dominican Republic, that I would have the great opportunity […]


Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is nearing the end of his political career. Bronx Democratic Party leaders said Monday they are deserting Rangel, the 83-year-old dean of New York’s delegation in Washington, for Adriano Espaillat in the June 24 Democratic congressional primary. And city Controller Scott Stringer is also expected to soon […]


Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR The grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” The two-time challenger spoke about his immigrant roots and promised to be a “unifying voice” for an increasingly diverse district. The political novice, for his […]


Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Adriano Espaillat, the Dominican-born state senator from Upper Manhattan who nearly deposed Representative Charles B. Rangel in 2012, said on Thursday that he would challenge Mr. Rangel, the 22-term Harlem Democrat, again in the primary in June. Mr. Espaillat’s near miss two years ago, by fewer than 1,100 votes and 3 percentage […]


Espaillat Says Race With Rangel Too Close to Call, May Ask for A Do-Over | DNAinfo

Espaillat Says Race With Rangel Too Close to Call, May Ask for A Do-Over | DNAinfo

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT — State Sen. Adriano Espaillat all but revoked his concession to Rep. Charlie Rangel Monday, saying his contentious race to unseat the long-time Congressman is now too close to call. Hours later, his lawyers opened the door to a possible do-over primary if evidence of […]


Espaillat Will Beat Rangel Once All Votes Are Counted, Councilman Says | DNAinfo

Espaillat Will Beat Rangel Once All Votes Are Counted, Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM — Could it be another Bush v. Gore? Thousands of votes for State Sen. Adriano Espaillat have yet to be counted in his bid to unseat longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel, according to Upper Manhattan City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who said that once they are counted, Espaillat will emerge the […]


Uptown Politics: Q&A With Clyde Williams

Uptown Politics: Q&A With Clyde Williams

BY Dominican Pie (@DominicanPie) Today is June 26, 2012 and the day for the Democratic Primary for the Congressional race of the newly formed 13th District, which stretches from El Barrio to West Harlem, to Washington Heights, Inwood, and the northwest Bronx. The race has been a heated one, with every candidate dedicating a lot […]


Op-Led: The Winds of Change are blowing through Uptown!

Op-Led: The Winds of Change are blowing through Uptown!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is time for a change people! Charles Rangel has served in Congress with distinction for the last 42 years. Mr. Rangel is now 82-years-old and the deep shadows cast by the recent ethics violations have not only diminished his effectiveness but have put in jeopardy the progressive agenda of President […]


State Senator Adriano Espaillat Runs for the House on Pride and Energy | NY Times

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Runs for the House on Pride and Energy | NY Times

By JOHN ELIGON Adriano Espaillat strode across the light blue linoleum floor of his campaign office with a FedEx box tucked under his arm, his tie as neat and step as perky as they were when his day began 15 hours earlier. Tired? “Nah, I’m feeling good,” he said. “I just had a Power Bar.” […]


Candidate Forum @ the Church of the Intercession Tonight

Candidate Forum @ the Church of the Intercession Tonight

The forum will be moderated by Uptown’s very own Carla Zanoni of DNAinfo.


New York Lawmaker Seeks to Unseat Charles Rangel and Become America’s First Dominican Congressman | PRI’s The World

New York Lawmaker Seeks to Unseat Charles Rangel and Become America's First Dominican Congressman | PRI's The World

By Jason Margolis Charles Rangel has represented Harlem in Congress since 1971. For Rangel, re-election is normally a mere formality – the African-American Congressman wins with more than 90 percent of the vote. But it won’t be so easy this year. This is Rangel’s first election since the House voted to censure him for ethics […]


Challenging Mr. Rangel | NY Times

Challenging Mr. Rangel | NY Times

By JOHN ELIGON Adam Clayton Powell Jr. knew what his priorities were when he campaigned to become the first congressman to represent a new district centered in Harlem. “I will represent the Negro people first,” he said during the campaign in 1944. “I will represent, after that, all the other American people.” In the decades […]


Oscar de la Renta Endorses Adriano Espaillat’s Historic Run for Congress

Oscar de la Renta Endorses Adriano Espaillat's Historic Run for Congress

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Global fashion icon and proud Dominican, Oscar de la Renta, has endorsed Adriano Espaillat. This is what De la Renta has to say, “I am proud to endorse Adriano Espaillat for Congress and I call on all Democrats, particularly the Latino and Dominican communities, to join me in rallying behind Adriano’s […]


Espaillat Hopes to Seize on Demographic Shifts in Rangel Challenge | WNYC

Espaillat Hopes to Seize on Demographic Shifts in Rangel Challenge | WNYC

By Colby Hamilton Members of the Barack Obama Democratic Club packed into a room in Manhattan’s Church of the Intercession last week. The church, located on West 155 Street, is almost directly in-between the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Harlem. It’s a perfect middle ground for a political club that draws its members […]


The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan Endorses Adriano Espaillat

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Senator Adriano Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel | NYTimes

Senator Adriano Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel | NYTimes

By JOHN ELIGON Adriano Espaillat, a Democratic state senator who represents Washington Heights, announced on Monday that he would run against Representative Charles B. Rangel, ending months of speculation over his potential candidacy and setting the stage for a campaign that could test the strength of Latino influence in the district. Mr. Espaillat, the first […]

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