This morning the Daily News had the story that Mayor Bloomberg will voice his support for Charlie Rangel via recorded telephone message. This afternoon, we received an MP3 of that message, ahead of its Sunday air date. It’s available at the top of this post.
“This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg urging you Read More
Charlie Rangel gave a fist-pumping speech today at a rally for organized labor at the Federal Building on Wall Street, and afterwards in a scrum with reporters took time to (damn with faint) praise his leading opponent in the September 14 primary, Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Asked his opinion on Powell, he said, “He’s a Read More
When Charlie Rangel was asked at his campaign kickoff is he planned to debate his primary opponents, he said he was “available,” even as he said, “There is no question in my mind that there are people that can more than adequately represent this great diversified district. The problem is none of them are Read More
The Times‘ piece about Charlie Rangel’s highly anticipated birthday party last night opened with a anecdote about former mayor David Dinkins confronting a protester that seemed to sum up the tone of the evening neatly.
“You know you are attending a party for a crook,” the man yelled.
At that, Mr. Dinkins, Read More
Charlie Rangel was also asked at the news conference today about his reaction to President Barack Obama’s expressed hope that Rangel can end his career with dignity.
After talking about all of the things he and the White House have worked on, Rangel rebuked Obama and reiterated is call for a speedy Read More
Charlie Rangel kicked off his 20th campaign for Congress at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on 125th Street today, saying that he would leave aside questions about his ethics troubles as he focuses on the remaining five weeks of what is shaping up to be the toughest re-election campaign of his career.
But Read More
Charlie Rangel ended his raucous birthday fundraiser last night by encouraging the attendees to see if the bar was still open, then leading a Si Se Puede chant, then a “Fired Up! Ready To Go!” cheer, and finally, dancing on stage, alone.
Today, he is entering full campaign mode with a kick-off announcement of Read More
The Politicker is live on the scene at the opulent ballroom of the Plaza Hotel for Charlie Rangel’s annual birthday fundraiser. According to Team Rangel, there are about 800 people here, including several bright political lights–Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tom DiNapoli, Mayor Bloomberg, Joe Crowley, Ed Towns, Jose Serrano, Anthony Weiner, Nydia Velazquez, Jerry Nadler, Read More
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This video is amazing for several reasons: Not only does Rangel defend health care in remarkably similar terms that he used to push Obama’s effort 16 years later, but he uses a lot of the same language to defend Rostenkowski that he now uses to defend himself.
When host Sam Read More
Both Bill Perkins and Basil Smikle, who are currently running against one another for a state Senate seat in Harlem. will be attending Charlie Rangel’s birthday fundraiser tonight at the Plaza Hotel, both campaigns have confirmed.
This is not a huge surprise. Rangel remains overwhelmingly popular in Central Harlem, where the 30th State Senate district Read More