Charlie Rangel, the 22-term Harlem congressman who was suppose to breeze back into the House, is in the political fight of his life, according to reporting by the New York Daily News.
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Rangel sent a fund-raising letter to his supporters on Monday as his rival, New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, heads to court to challenge last week’s primary vote.
Rangel was declared the victor by 2,300 votes, but his lead dropped to 802 after delayed counting in some precincts heavy with Espaillat backers were tallied. More the 3,000 absentee ballots and affidavits must be tallied on Thursday by the Board of Elections, making the Democratic primary winner of the city’s 15th Congressional District less uncertain.
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