Skip to comments.Harlem voters on Charles Rangel-Adam Clayton Powell race: Do we have to vote for one of them?
Posted on 09/03/2010 4:30:03 AM PDT by Zakeet
Many Harlem voters say their two top contenders for Congress - incumbent Charles Rangel and Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV - leave them with a choice between bad and worse.
"Everybody wishes there were better options," said Pax Williams, a 33-year-old party promoter who plans to vote for Rangel because "you don't want to get anyone worse."
Rangel faces a House trial on 13 ethics charges, including tax evasion, and, as the Daily News reported Thursday, Powell took thousands in campaign cash - which he is returning - from an ex-con strip-club king.
"You don't know what else is coming out of the bag with either of them," said 73-year-old Leo Mobley of central Harlem.
The remaining three Democratic candidates, gadfly Jonathan Tasini, former Wall Streeter Vince Morgan and community activist Joyce Johnson, have little money or political support.
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Personally, I felt the same way in the last election when forced to choose between the Rino and the Wee Wee.
It would be nice if there was a black Republican to run
Wow. Corruption and Son of Corruption. Some choice.
Here’s a tip: stop voting blindly for corrupt Democrats. Plenty of other party lines to choose from in New York (although candidates often run on multiple lines) — show a willingness to vote for other parties, and the Democrats might actually start being somewhat responsive to the constituents.
There is. He’s really a good candidate too, with a good chance of winning even before this scandal.
Some believe that the ground Faukner was gaining on Rangel was part of the reason that the Dems decided to throw him under the bus on ethics charges and defeat him in a primary.