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New York News
7:21 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Rangel's Lead in NY Primary Up after Day 1 Count

Adriano Espaillat

New York Representative Charles Rangel's lead in a contested Democratic primary has increased after the first day of counting more than 2,000 absentee and affidavit ballots.

The New York City Board of Elections' tally at the end of Thursday has Rangel leading state Senator Adriano Espaillat by 945 votes. That's up from the 802-vote margin he had before the count started.

The board will resume counting on Friday morning and hopes to finish by the end of the day.

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New York News
7:13 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Voters to Choose Congressional Picks, Gillibrand's Opponent in NYS Primary

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

After months of campaigning, it’s finally primary day across New York.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Turnout in the Congressional primaries is expected to be low. It's been years since New York has had a June primary. Voting is normally held in September.

Among those looking for voter support is embattled Representative Charles Rangel. He's hoping the people in his Harlem district will send him back to Washington for the 22nd time. He's facing challengers including State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who is hoping to become the first Dominican-American in Congress.

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