Son of Former Congressman Enters Race to Take Rangel’s House Seat

April 13, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV announced on Monday that he would challenge Representative Charles B. Rangel in the Democratic primary in the fall, setting the stage for an intensely personal rematch between two of Harlem’s biggest political names and oldest foes.

Mr. Powell’s entry into the race suggests that Mr. Rangel’s political troubles are rapidly reshaping the campaign for his seat, which was once considered untouchable. So far, the 20-term incumbent faces two declared opponents and a growing list of prospective rivals who consider him vulnerable.

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