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Campaign Wars

Things have gotten nasty between U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and his top opponent in New York's Democratic primary next week, Adriano Espaillat. A spokesperson for the state senator accused Rangel of sending out false eviction notices to his constituents to depress turnout for the June 24 primary. "For the Espaillat campaign to wildly accuse the congressman of voter suppression with no evidence whatsoever is ugly and divisive politics at its worst. It's simply unconscionable. Senator Espaillat should apologize for making such irresponsible accusations and stick to the issues," a Rangel spokesperson said. Among other reasons, the race is notable because Rangel is one of the last two original members of the Black Caucus while Espaillat is vying to become the first Dominican-American in Congress.

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