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  1. #1 Immigration has consequences - charlie rangel faces hispanic opposition 
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...789_story.html

    Through immigration and redistricting, what is now New York’s 13th Congressional District — a seat Rangel has held since 1971 and viewed as the center of New York’s modern black political power structure — has experienced a seismic demographic shift from majority black to majority Hispanic.

    Hoping to seize on those demographics as well as the perception of Rangel’s waning political power in the years since Congress formally censured him in 2010 for ethics violations, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is mounting a spirited challenge to the 22-term incumbent — a rematch of the 2012 race in which Rangel topped Espaillat by just 1,000 votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    The way he's become a poster child for both financial and institutional corruption, he deserves the worst that can happen to him and more.
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    Rangel should have retired after the ethics violation fine in 2010. I hope this guy can beat him.


    CNN or one of the networks will give Rangel a commentator's job when he leaves office.
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    He presented himself as a Barack Obama ally – despite failing to get an endorsement from the president — telling voters he wanted to serve in Congress until the end of Obama’s term. And, in the final days of the contest, he suggested that the GOP’s opposition to the president was in part racially driven. He offered no apologies for his rhetoric, which some of his critics called harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Rangel should have retired after the ethics violation fine in 2010.

    The President suggested that:

    In 2010, while Rangel was embroiled in the ethics controversy, the president publicly urged him to retire “with dignity” rather than seek reelection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    The President suggested that:



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    BHO said that?! With Holder being his AG?!!! What does BHO know of Rangel that is worse than Eric Holder?!!!

    With a Justice Department that cared a whit about justice, Rangel would have been involuntarily retired to a career of modeling plus-size orange jumpsuits on the runways of the GrayBar Hotel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    BHO said that?! With Holder being his AG?!!! What does BHO know of Rangel that is worse than Eric Holder?!!!

    With a Justice Department that cared a whit about justice, Rangel would have been involuntarily retired to a career of modeling plus-size orange jumpsuits on the runways of the GrayBar Hotel.
    Very true.
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    So, has Rangel figured out how many absentee ballots he needs to stuff to assure a win?
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