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(New York Post) — Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday, with voters in his New York City district signaling they are willing to stand by the 40-year House veteran despite more than a dozen ethics charges pending against him. Rangel beat back five challengers including Adam Clayton Powell IV, a state assemblyman and son of the legendary Harlem figure Rangel defeated in 1970. Rangel is all but guaranteed re-election in November in this heavily Democratic district. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Rangel had 52 percent to 24 percent for Powell, his nearest competitor.

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