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[Charlie] Rangel Fends Off Challengers to Win Difficult Primary
nytimes.com ^ | 6/26/12 | Thomas Kaplan

Posted on 06/26/2012 9:20:40 PM PDT by Justaham

Surviving one of the toughest re-election fights of his career, Representative Charles B. Rangel fended off four challengers on Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for a 22nd term in Congress.

“I’m just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me,” Mr. Rangel told reporters shortly before declaring victory at Sylvia’s, the famed Harlem restaurant.

Mr. Rangel’s victory capped a gripping campaign for a Congressional seat that for decades has been at the center of black political power — and preserved a career in Washington that had been threatened by ethics troubles and changing demographics.

Mr. Rangel was censured in 2010 after the House Ethics Committee found him guilty of 11 counts of ethical violations, including failure to pay taxes, improper solicitation of donations and failure to report his personal income accurately.

And because of the decennial redistricting process, Mr. Rangel, who turned 82 this month and had been slowed by back problems, was forced to run in a district that had been extended from Harlem into the Bronx, giving its population a Hispanic majority.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charlierangel; charliethered; communist; comraderangel; fidelcastro; workersworld; wwp

1 posted on 06/26/2012 9:20:49 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Which has the stupidest people in their district: Rangel, Schultz or Pelosi?


2 posted on 06/26/2012 9:23:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Justaham
After his victory Congressman Rangel said,”It's not who votes that counts—it's who counts the votes.”
3 posted on 06/26/2012 9:26:44 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Justaham

Corrupt politicians are harder to get rid of than a severe case of the crabs.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 9:27:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: Justaham

That kind of stinks that he held on, but at least the extremely racist Charles Barron was defeated in Brooklyn.

I think his opponent is still a stinking liberal but still, not a crazy hater.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Tzimisce

Sheila Jackson Fleas wins that distinction for her constituency down in TX.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 9:28:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Justaham

As long as this idiot can keep getting his idiot constituency money they will vote for him. It is all about the money.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 9:28:31 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Justaham

Nothing but a bunch of ignoramus’s in Rangel’s district. But then again, there’s a lot of the same ignoramus’s in my state as well. Thankfully, I’m not one of them.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:29:46 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Justaham

I just love it when Democratic agents continue to support him regardless of friends that continue to support him regardless of this proven illegal activity.

Ah, but there in lies the problem! He can NOT be convicted of anything because he is a Senator! It matters not whether he broke the law, matters not whether he rented rooms at limited price, makes no matter whether he actually paid taxes, come on, he is a Senator!

You stupid folks that continue to support him are just that, STUPID! I’m ashamed to say that most of you are also racists in that you support him regardless of his legal problems... Yes, that is the true form of racism!


9 posted on 06/26/2012 9:34:27 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Kevin in California

Sorry, not meant at you but about the ignorance of the left...sorry if that came across as such. Reading it later was the problem.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 9:37:47 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Corrupt politicians are harder to get rid of than a severe case of the crabs."

I'll take your word for it.

11 posted on 06/26/2012 9:41:42 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Justaham
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Note: the page (on the Workers World Party website) with this photo has recently been removed.

But here's other evidence of his speaking at the event:

"Among the many speakers were elected representatives—U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and New York City Council members Charles Barron and Margarita Lopez—who have bucked their party to come out against the war. Barron has also introduced a Troops Out Now resolution in the City Council."--Workers World Party

Workers World Party: From Harlem to mayor’s mansion, marchers say, ''Bring the troops home now!'
http://www.workers.org/ww/2005/us/harlem-march-0331/index.html
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Workers World
55 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011

Troops Out Now Coalition
55 W. 17th St. #5C
NY NY 10011
www.TroopsOutNow.org
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"Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il...

With his leadership [Kim Il Sung], the Korean people defeated the Japanese colonial occupation and soon after brought about the first defeat of the U.S. imperialist military machine. ...

Workers World Party values our close, comradely relations with the Workers Party of Korea very highly. We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ..."

With comradely solidarity, Sam Marcy Chairperson, Workers World Party" (1994):
http://www.workers.org/marcy/cd/sam94/1994html/s940721.htm
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Also speaking at the rally above was communist attorney/terrorist defender, Lynne Stewart. The event marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war (March 19, 2005).

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http://www.troopsoutnow.org/photos/march19photos.html
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[Communist dictator Fidel Castro visits Harlem,
receives warm welcome -my caption]

source:
JOE GARCIA AND HIS CORRUPT, PRO-CASTRO FRIEND CHARLIE RANGEL (D-NY):
http://factreal.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/david-rivera-vs-garcias-controversies-donations-to-his-campaign-from-corrupt-rangel-fl-25/
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"Rangel is an avowed admirer of the former Cuban President Fidel Castro. In April 1993, the congressman introduced legislation to repeal the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, which ended U.S. assistance to the Castro government, and to lift the American embargo against Cuba. When Castro toured Harlem in October of 1995, Rangel greeted him with a bear hug at an event in a local church, where the congressman joined in a prolonged standing ovation for the visiting dictator."

http://www.zimbio.com/Charlie+Rangel/articles/uMKCuQbf6Wd/Tax+Man+Faces+Tax+Cheat+Mirror

12 posted on 06/26/2012 9:50:02 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: MHGinTN

Maxine Waters is right up there.

Her constituents mark the absentee ballots with an “X”.

Then they go to the polls and vote again.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 10:19:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham
It's an old story.
14 posted on 06/26/2012 10:47:08 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Tzimisce

You can include the majority of Massachusetts voters, too, as well as all of the other “bluest of blue” political areas of the U.S. and U.S. territories.


15 posted on 06/27/2012 12:07:12 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Justaham
Let us not forget the other paragon of virtue and integrity that Charlie Rangel replaced: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Old Adam was cut from the same crooked cloth. Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell,_Jr
16 posted on 06/27/2012 12:44:39 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Kevin in California

The day he leaves office his district falls to the bottom of seniority and then they can all go jump in the Hudson River.. Fortunately the GOP is holding the house.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Justaham

But wasn’t he still guaranteed a spot on the ballot in November with Working Families line?


18 posted on 06/27/2012 1:12:36 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Tzimisce

Gotta put Maxine Waters` district up there as well.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 1:32:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Justaham

When the people of the District are corrupt, so will be their Representative. Really, nothing new here.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 1:52:59 AM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Justaham

Rangel’s district was 50% Hispanic before the redistricting. Now it’s 55%. (It was 30 percent black and 15 percent white non-Hispanic before the redistricting.)

Still not enough to take it away from him, although Dominicans are a group that votes at a rate of 50% (considered high) and the black vote was split four ways against one Hispanic. Lack of high attention on this primary, coming at an unusual time for NY, didn’t help.

Now Charlie will win, retire, and pick his replacement, and the show goes on.

A Republican in my neighborhood switched parties a year ago just so he could vote against Charlie in the primary—and then they redistricted and gave us Nadler. The final insult: he couldn’t vote today when there is only a Republican primary because now he’s a Democrat.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 2:07:40 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Tzimisce; carriage_hill

**Written by Doug Powers

A couple of primary results from Tuesday I didn’t get to last night:

Orrin Hatch survived to seek a seventh term in the US Senate.

Also, the forever lingering evidence of a swamp undrained, Charles Rangel, lives on to seek his 22nd term in November.

All in all, it was a good reminder that the electorate isn’t completely fed up with the status quo.

**Written by Doug Powers


22 posted on 06/27/2012 4:28:59 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Justaham
This is a double win for us. It was a finger in the eye for Hispanics from the Democrat establishment - Cuomo endorsed him as did many others - and we get to point to Charlie as a reason NOT to ever let the Democrats in charge again.
Anyone who thinks this will have no effect on Hispanic enthusiasm is wrong. It will add nothing to it so it is a lost opportunity for the Democrats. This is a nice little double header for us.
23 posted on 06/27/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Justaham

The only way Charlie is leaving Congress is in a pine box.

Way to go Harlem!


24 posted on 06/27/2012 5:03:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Tzimisce
"Which has the stupidest people in their district: Rangel, Schultz or Pelosi?"

The stupidest people are the ones that voted for them.

25 posted on 06/27/2012 5:45:21 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Justaham

Stupid voters in that district.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Justaham

Ohhh,the stench from that district is reaching me here in South Jersey!


27 posted on 06/27/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Justaham
Note that Charlie might need a recount.
28 posted on 06/28/2012 1:49:59 AM PDT by firebrand
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