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Rep. Charles Rangel, seeking 23rd term, faces fight in Harlem stronghold
Rep. Charles Rangel, seeking 23rd term, faces fight in Harlem stronghold

Rep. Charles B. Rangel, facing formidable opposition in his Harlem stronghold, vowed Tuesday that this year's contest would be the last time he voted for himself "for any office" as residents in New York's hotly contested 13th Congressional District cast ballots in the Democratic primary. As he walked into his polling station, Rangel, 84, delivered a withering criticism of the tea party and discussed national politics, but he avoided talking about state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, 59, who polls indicate is his toughest rival. Espaillat has trailed Rangel in voter surveys, but he came within about 1,000 votes of ousting Rangel when they faced off in 2012. Rangel, first...

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