Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel wins Democratic primary
Rep. Charles Rangel overcame a primary challenge Tuesday night, but with a House ethics trial looming in his future, it fell short of the show of strength he hoped for.
"I'm going back to Washington with such pride."
The 20-term dean of the New York delegation is accused of 13 ethics violations ranging from tax evasion to improper fund-raising.
"Prayers do work," the 80-year-old congressman told 200 supporters gathered at a bare-bones reception at Uptown Grand in Harlem
After voting at Public School 175 in central Harlem, he called the primary "final judgment as far as my constituents are concerned."
Didnt the people of DC vote back in a crack dealer once? And the idiots in NOLA voted Nagin back in!! It's insane that peopl are THAT apathetic as to keep allowing (and voting in!!) these BLANTANT crooks and swindlers!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 2:32 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 2:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:56 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Kind of, but clearly his constituents like what he’s done for them, and it's thier choice, not mine.
Except that he is in a position to make decisions that affect MORE than those in his district! Their apathy, or idiocy, and/or crookedness in supporting this crook DOES affect more than just their little area!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:59 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
So MOM of what can we do about that? Shouldn't the people who live in his district get to make that determination? If you do not live in his district,there's nothing you can do-why waste time worrying about things that you can not control? Life is too short.
Answer by Sisteract at 3:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 3:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2010