Rangel Says He's Seeking Another Term in Congress

Rep. Charles Rangel says he's going to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013  |  Updated 6:41 PM EDT
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Rangel Says He's Seeking Another Term in Congress

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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 14: U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) talks before the arrival of President Barack Obama, who delivered remarks at the House Democratic Caucus retreat at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Charles Rangel

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Apparently, the 23rd time is the charm.

New York Rep. Charles Rangel says he's going to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The long-serving Congressman made the official announcement on Thursday.

The 83-year-old Harlem Democrat first won election to Congress in 1970, when he defeated legendary politician Adam Clayton Powell.

In 2010, the House censured Rangel for various financial actions, including failure to pay all his taxes.

In his most recent campaign in 2012, Rangel had a hard-fought Democratic primary against State Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

A heated, sometimes ugly race took two weeks after the June primary to be resolved, with Rangel winning by about 1,000 votes. He went on to handily win against his Republican opponent in the general election.

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