Rep. Charlie Rangel Declares Victory!

June 25, 2014

rangel runWith 100 percent of the returns in, Rep. Charles Rangel is ahead of State Sen. Adriano Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent in a primary election to secure the Democratic nomination for the 13th congressional district. The district includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx.

A third candidate on the ballot, Michael Walrond, the pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, received about 8 percent of the vote. While he consistently polled in the single digits, Walrond had a built-in base from the 9,000 parishioners at his church, of which 70 percent live in the district, according to his campaign.

A first-time candidate, Walrond has worked in the community for 10 years, though he only moved to the district in January. Walrond often said he was running to offer voters a real alternative to career politicians.

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