Rangel Defeats Powell in Harlem Grudge Match

Embattled veteran Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel turned aside a primary challenge Tuesday from state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in a closely watched grudge match between two legendary names in New York and Harlem politics. Rangel led Powell 51 percent to 24 percent with 97 percent of the precincts reporting, easily surviving what had been billed as the toughest re-election battle of his 40-year-career in Congress. Four other candidates divided the rest of the vote. "This isn't a win...Full Story
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