Primary Showdown: Longtime Incumbents Rep. Rangel & Rep. Velazquez Face Opposition in June 26 Primary

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Blog.


The lines have shifted and the races are fierce. As the date of the Democratic Primary—June 26—approaches, two longtime incumbent members of Congress, Charlie Rangel and Nydia Velazquez, face steep competition within their newly redrawn districts. In our primary coverage, we present profiles on all the candidates, as well as our endorsements of who will best serve the 13th and 7th congressional districts.

We also take a look at the Republican race for Kirsten Gillibrand’s senate seat, and our endorsement of the top GOP pick.

-Rangel Faces Tough Challenge in June 26 Congressional Primary

-Challengers Hope to Unseat 20-year incumbent Velazquez

-Endorsement: Our Vote’s for Velazquez

-Endorsement: Clyde Williams for Congress

-The Race for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Seat

-Endorsement: Bob Turner, the GOP’s Best Choice for Senate

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