Although there is some confusion, the Associated Press reported yesterday that Rep. Charlie Rangel’s reelection margin over Adriano Espaillat had shrunk all the way down to 2.8% with still more precincts left to report. And, Mr. Rangel said multiple times last night, he really doesn’t know anything about it.
“I’m not hearing anything because I’ve been on the floor, I’ve been at legislative meetings, I’ve been at caucuses,” he explained on Inside City Hall. “Quite frankly, since last night, the New York people have been dealing with the numbers, and then I have to go with my family to this picnic. So, I’m anxious to analyze what the figures mean and so long as the victory is there, I think I’ll just proceed with my present term and then see what we have to do better or whatever the situation may be.” Read More