Rangel received 47.4 percent of the vote, a 3.8 percent and 1,800-vote lead over Espaillat. On Thursday, Espaillat conceded defeat and announced his reelection campaign for State Senate.
After a narrow loss to Rep. Charles Rangel in the 2012 primary election, Sen. Adriano Espaillat said that his second campaign for the 13th Congressional District, which spans Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, will be different.
Rep. Charles Rangel has spent more than half of his life in Congress—and he's looking to serve one more term as the representative for the 13th Congressional District.
If Rev. Michael Walrond were elected to the House of Representatives to represent New York’s 13th Congressional District next fall, he would continue to work as a pastor—a line of work he says gives his candidacy a “different kind of legitimacy.”
The debate, moderated by CBS news anchor Maurice DuBois, was the first in a rapidly heating race for the 13th Congressional District seat.
Rep. Charlie Rangel's main contenders, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and the Rev. Michael Walrond, pose a serious threat to his winning a 23rd Congressional term, particularly because of Walrond's get-out-the-vote efforts.
In a statement circulated by incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel’s campaign last week, former City Council member Robert Jackson said Espaillat should not run for State Senate if he loses the congressional primary.
Charles Rangel’s re-election bid for his Congressional seat in the 13th District is gaining traction, thanks to key endorsements from several influential political
Espaillat will face off against Rangel and newcomer Rev. Michael Walrond for New York's 13th congressional seat in June.
Out of 32 votes for the 13th Congressional district, 28 members voted to endorse Rangel, two voted for uptown State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, and none voted for newcomer Michael Walrond.
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