At election-night parties, the politician who will find out if he has a job the next day is usually nowhere to be seen, not until much after the last vote is counted, when he comes out onstage to celebrate or commiserate.
But the night that Charlie Rangel won his 20th term in Congress, early and Read More
Joyce Johnson, a longtime governmental and political hand who in came third place in the race to unseat Charlie Rangel this year, said in a brief interview with The Politicker last night that she is gearing up to run again in 2012.
“I am going to start earlier, and do a better job organizing and Read More
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
Where are they now?
Austin Fenner, a former New York Post reporter now suing the newspaper over unfair employment practices, has landed a gig as an aide to Joyce Johnson, the former Seagram’s exec and former Obama campaign field director who is now challenging Charlie Rangel for Congress.
“As you know, journalism jobs are shrinking and as 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
This will be the last word on the Rangel presser today, but the congressman was asked by Azi Paybarah of WNYC if he planned to debate his primary opponents. What followed was a long, Rangelian digression on his opponents.
I have yet to hear of one. And none of my opponents have said anything unkind 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