Congressman Charlie Rangel Announces He'll Run Again

The 81-year-old Rangel made it official, putting to rest rumors that he would step aside.

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012  |  Updated 8:19 AM EDT
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Congressman Charles Rangel says he'll run for a 22nd term despite his conviction on House ethics charges.

In a statement released Tuesday night, the 81-year-old Rangel made it official, putting to rest rumors that he would step aside. He's been a political mainstay in Harlem since 1971.

At the end of 2010, Rangel, a Democrat, was convicted of 11 ethics violations. They include failure to pay some taxes and using congressional resources to raise money for an academic center bearing his name.

He was censured by the House last year; that's the most serious congressional penalty short of expulsion.

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