Voice of Harlem

Charlie Rangel Fights for His Seat

Harlem's long-standing U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel is up against a slew of bright young things eager to take over his seat. A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rangel's reputation was tainted a bit when he failed to pay some of his income taxe. 'Twas a scandal, for sure, yet most politicians still expect Rangel to be re-elected. “There’s a job to be done,” Rangel asserted in a CNN interview, “I was there at the beginning to start it…I want to make sure I’m there to finish this job”.