A spokesman for the anti-incumbent super PAC that's targeting Charlie Rangel said this afternoon that the group might add longtime Michigan congressman John Conyers to its list of targets.
"We're looking at it," said Curtis Ellis, the spokesman for the Campaign for Primary Accountability.
A small episode involving Maxine Waters and Carolyn Maloney, and a big question about race and seniority
Late last month, Barney Frank’s announcement that he was retiring from Congress set in motion a miniature power struggle within his party that highlighted a dilemma for African-American officeholders, and voters.
Yes, it was a big deal that one of the House’s most outspoken and influential liberals was leaving, but this controversy was about something more parochial: who would get to replace Franks as the ranking party member on the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
Perhaps sensing weakness, and in anticipation of the incumbent's decision on whether to retire, an unusually strong field of Democratic candidates is coalescing to challenge Charlie Rangel, the dean of New York's congressional delegation. The challengers say they can bring new energy and, perhaps, more stable connections to the Democratic establishment. And to a man and woman, they say that their decision is not contingent on whatever Rangel ultimately decides to do.