Espaillat Running for Re-election in NY State Senate
Espaillat announced his intention to run for re-election on Wednesday
State Senator Adriano Espaillat leaves a news conference in New York, Monday, July 9
Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 Updated at 11:13 AM EDT
State Sen. Adriano Espaillat says will run for re-election in the New York senate.
His announcement Wednesday follows his loss to Rep. Charles Rangel
in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 13th Congressional District.
Espaillat conceded in his race with Rangel on Monday, after the city Board of Elections conducted a ballot count.
His concession came almost two weeks after a closely contested election that included allegations of polling place improprieties and even voter suppression.
The final margin between the two men was 990 votes.
Rangel, a powerful New York politician who had survived many challenges to his longtime congressional tenure, is running for his 22nd term.
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