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Here is a photo Una Clarke shared with me recently showing her chatting with a slightly disheveled Rep. Charlie Rangel.

She’ll surely be hoping that longstanding relationship will come in handy for her daughter Yvette, the incoming House freshman who finally won the seat this year that Una once coveted.

On a related note, here’s what Yvette told me a couple of days ago about the notion that it was her mom who got her onto the City Council and, now, into Congress:

“They love it when it’s George Bush and his father. They love it when it’s Al Gore and his father. They love it when it’s the whole damn Kennedy family. But it’s just Yvette and Una from Brooklyn, and it’s like, ‘You think you’re owed this and blah, blah, blah.’ No, I have to work every single day for each and every vote I can possibly get.”

— Azi Paybarah

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