There are three men and one woman running against Charlie Rangel, the legendary Harlem Congressman and dean of the New York delegation, in the September 15 Democratic primary. The four of them combined have so far raised less than half the $800,000 Rangel raked in this year and none of them has any support from the political establishment.
This ought to be a great opportunity for these aspirants to the historic Harlem Congressional seat. Rangel has been reeling for a while now from a succession of ethics controversies, and last week, he was formally charged by the House ethics committee with, among other violations, illegally using rent-stabilized apartments for campaign work and failing to disclose rental income from a yacht club in the Dominican Republic. More
on July 26th, 2010 8:24am