A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

He's expected to easily win the general election in his heavily Democratic district

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said he would not challenge the results of a tightly contested primary that divided their New York City district along demographic lines. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s campaign said he called Rangel to commend the Democratic stalwart […]

Challenging primary day for Thad Cochran, Charlie Rangel

A busy day of primaries in New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, Colorado and Utah.

Challenging primary day for Thad Cochran, Charlie Rangel

Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s Republican runoff against Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel stands as a test of whether decades of delivering federal largesse trumps conservative demands to slash government spending. The 76-year-old Cochran, the former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman who has steered billions of dollars back home, is locked in a tight race against the […]

As primary approaches, Rangel confident of win

As primary approaches, Rangel confident of win

With Primary Day just days away, longtime congressman Charles Rangel says he’s not overconfident he’ll prevail over his closet rival — but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran lawmaker, dismissing criticism that he was too old to continue serving in Washington. “If you had a racehorse that won 43 races, brings in the […]