BET Wire: Some in GOP Think Mississippi's Black Voters Are 'Uncle Toms' or Corrupt
The race was tight and it took a few days for his opponent, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, to concede, but Rep. Charles Rangel won his bid for a last term in Congress. In a statement, Rangel thanked voters for "giving this veteran his one last fight." The long-term lawmaker wanted to step down at the end of President Obama's term in office. "I've got a lot of fight in me," he added, "and will not let them down."