Rep. Charlie Rangel opened a campaign office in Washington Heights on Saturday, on the second floor of a four-story building at 2410 Amsterdam Avenue.
Rep. Charlie Rangel—who 10 days ago addressed his Latino ancestry—will receive "a Lifetime Achievement Award of Individuals of Puerto Rican Descent" this weekend, his legislative office announced.(1)
Two notable names were missing from the list of people supporting Rep. Charlie Rangel's bid for a 22nd term in office: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
They're the only mayoral candidates not on the invitation for the event.(1)
There's been a functional consensus among Rep. Charlie Rangel's primary challengers this year about not directly attacking the genial 21-term lawmaker and decorated Korean War veteran, but rather simply arguing that it's time for someone new.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will show up for Rep. Charlie Rangel after all, lending his name to the 81-year-old lawmaker's upcoming birthday party fund-raiser at the Sheraton hotel next month.(1)
Rep. Charlie Rangel rolled out the endorsement today of Adam Clayton Powell IV, whose father Rangel unseated more than 40 years ago.
Unlike his four Democratic challengers, Rep. Charlie Rangel isn't planning on going to the NY-13 candidates debate tonight on 181st Street, moderated by the League of Women Voters.
The 21-term lawmaker said he was unaware of it.
One upstate, one downstate; one executive, one legislator; one white woman, one African-American man.
Let no one accuse Governor Andrew Cuomo of failing to achieve balance in his designation of two new state Democratic party co-chairs, Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner and Harlem assemblyman Keith Wright.(2)
At a press conference in front of City Hall today where he picked up the endorsement of Rep. Jose Serrano, Rep. Charlie Rangel was asked if his strong advocacy of Puerto Rican issues was "because you are half Puerto Rican."
Obama uses Sarah Jessica Parker the way he used George Clooney. [Jonathan Lemire]
"And like the 'super PACs' that are playing such a huge role in the presidential race, these big-money, school-based political entities could be determinants in the mayoral race." [Mary Ann Giordano]
A top adviser to Rep. Charlie Rangel said he feels good about the 21-term congressman's chances for re-election, despite a newly configued district and strong opposition in the June 26 primary.
Barack Obama is giving the commencement speech at Barnard this afternoon, at what will be his first appearance in New York since endorsing gay marriage last week. The atmosphere should be celebratory, although there is also the potential for stray bits of awkwardness.
For instance, there is the matter of Rep. Charlie Rangel, the dean of the New York election, who dared reporters to ask Obama whether he was supporting Rangel for re-election. When White House spokesman Jay Carney was duly asked, he couldn't muster an answer.
After Republicans in Washington successfully blocked federal legislation to limit the cost of student loans, one of Rep. Charlie Rangel's Democratic challengers, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, released a statement blaming "Congress" for its inaction.(1)
In an interview this morning with an Albany-based radio station, State Senator Adriano Espaillat was asked whether demographic changes in New York's 13th congressional district, which for the first time has a Latino majority, is the main impetus for his congressional challenge to 21-term incumbent Democrat Charlie Rangel.
"Clyde Williams is not as well known in the district as Senator Espaillat," Ellis said. " He doesn't have that solid record of representing people."