New York.- The U.S.’ leading newspaper on Wednesday endorsed NY State senator Adriano Espaillat in his bid to unseat veteran congressman Charles Rangel:

The endorsement fuels the Dominican-born lawmaker's momentum that has gathered steam over the last few weeks.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARDJUNE 18, 2014

After a humiliating censure by Congress four years ago for failing to pay taxes and other ethical lapses, Representative Charles Rangel has steadily lost power in Washington. After nearly 44 years in office, it is now time for him to yield to the next generation. In Tuesday’s Democratic primary for New York’s 13th Congressional District, we recommend Adriano Espaillat, a New York State senator, who will be a better representative of this district stretching from Upper Manhattan into parts of the Bronx.

Mr. Espaillat has been spent his 18 years in the States Legislature, mostly fighting for tenants, day-care staff and farmworkers. He has pushed for in-state tuition at public universities for undocumented children, called for a repeal of exorbitant tax breaks for expensive apartment buildings and has strongly supported immigrants’ rights.

He fought Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ill-considered property tax cap that has hobbled poorer school districts in the state. And he was one of the Democrats who marched out of the Senate chamber rather than vote for a scandalous redistricting proposal in 2012 that created district maps designed to keep legislators from losing their seats.

Another candidate, Rev. Michael Walrond Jr., a Harlem pastor and community activist, is a passionate speaker, but Mr. Espaillat, who nearly won this seat two years ago, has the best chance of replacing Mr. Rangel.

It’s time for a change, and Democratic voters in the 13th Congressional District should cast their ballot for Adriano Espaillat.

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16 comment(s)
Written by: tambora, 19 Jun 2014 12:10 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!


This is going to be an interesting race to watch. It is going to be close. Some even say it's going to come down to the swing vote of gringo yuppies that live in this district.
Written by: josean, 19 Jun 2014 12:20 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016




He should reject the endorsement of that commie pinko liberal pro-Haitiin Fusion rag!


Written by: guillermone, 19 Jun 2014 12:21 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Written by: tambora, 19 Jun 2014 12:10 PM

From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!
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I am confused, what does a misrepresentation of Josean's ethnic or national identity has anything to do with Adriano Espaillat?
Written by: bernies, 19 Jun 2014 12:23 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
I hope that Rangel stays in, I don't like this guy because he only works for the poor and what about also the people that own businesses create jobs and pay taxes. Without those people the other cannot survive, so he needs to work in balance with both side.
Written by: tambora, 19 Jun 2014 12:37 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!


Oh and in an interesting turn of events a non-known new political hopeful, a Dominican woman, has gotten herself put on the ballot. Folks questioned how she managed to get the required signatures to get on the ballot and how she is even a viable candidate since apparently she does not even speak English!

Her sudden appearance on the ballot is no coincidence!

Written by: josean, 19 Jun 2014 12:38 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



tambora ROT-knee why should you be concerned about a United States congressional race when we are being "silently invaded by Hordes of Haitians," shouldn't you be raising funds for the Magic Border Wall or at least patrolling 24 7 365!


Written by: guillermone, 19 Jun 2014 12:41 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Written by: bernies, 19 Jun 2014 12:23 PM
From: United States, key west fl

I hope that Rangel stays in, I don't like this guy because he only works for the poor and what about also the people that own businesses create jobs and pay taxes. Without those people the other cannot survive, so he needs to work in balance with both side.
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True, I agree and I know what you mean. However for campaign purposes he needs to appeal to the greatest segment of the population which are likely to vote and place him in office. He is taking a gamble, but its worth the risk. If he attempts to play both sides, he might come across as two face and insincere. Charlie Christ when running for a state seat in Florida attempted to do something similar and it kinda back fired. Unfortunately, you cant be everything to everybody, it might work against you. That is why I say if you are a burger joint, stick to what you know best. Don't sell fried chicken, if that is not your specialty.
Written by: tambora, 19 Jun 2014 12:45 PM
From: United States, June 6, 2014 - Josean translated the surname "Castillo" to "Castle." Proof that Josean LIES about being Dominican or even Hispanic!


@Josean

Stop hijacking the article!!! This article is not about Haitians nor did I make a comment about illegal immigration here.
Written by: josean, 19 Jun 2014 12:53 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



.......well Charlie Rangel sort of inferred that there was a "silent invasion" of Dominicans in his district.......


Written by: generoso, 19 Jun 2014 4:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****

New York Times endorsement is heavy stuff, kudos to them for endorsing Adriano.

Old Charlie Rangel's time has past, and he should be put to pasture, trouble is he still commands a large group, of African-American voter groups, that still love him, and will vote for him no matter what.

I sure hope that Adriano wins, he has been working hard for this, all his life, and would be a slap in the face, to all the Dominican detractors.
Written by: josean, 19 Jun 2014 8:37 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Interesting read:


"Charles Rangel and El Nuevo New York Politics'

Ed Morales

nacla.org/news/2014/6/9/charles-rangel-and-el-nuevo-new-york-politics

Written by: generoso, 19 Jun 2014 8:46 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
josean

Interesting link.
Written by: dreadlocks, 19 Jun 2014 9:18 PM
From: United States
says birdbrain bernies

Written by: bernies, 19 Jun 2014 12:23 PM
From: United States, key west fl
I hope that Rangel stays in, I don't like this guy because he only works for the poor and what about also the people that own businesses create jobs and pay taxes. Without those people the other cannot survive, so he needs to work in balance with both side.

who says he only works for the poor?

does he work AGAINST the rich?

what if the rich can help themselves, and don't need too much help?

maybe he can work for you, and get you a spot in kindergarten.
Written by: goulart, 20 Jun 2014 9:09 AM
From: United States
Rangel only works for the poor/?
I have been to UPPER MANHATTAN and the BRONX where the vast majority of DOMINICANS live ,I sure didn't see too many rich people.
RANGEL is 84 years old.He has lost his clout in congress.This is time for a new generation.

ESPAILLAT sensibilities are not that different of the sensibilities of RANGEL.
Written by: Despiertadominicana, 20 Jun 2014 6:47 PM
From: United States, columbia,south carolina
Rangel—who is part Puerto Rican himself, but does not consider it an essential part of his identity—is game as ever, but looks weary. A two-year period of ethics investigations, which culminated in his stepping down from his chairmanship of the House and Ways Committee and his censure by the Ethics Committee in 2010, seems to have taken its toll. His remarks about Espaillat were limited to saying things like: “My opponent says he wants to be the Jackie Robinson of the Dominican people. That would be good if he were Jackie Robinson. But if you have no record, if you haven’t done anything except that you want to be Jackie Robinson…I really don’t intend to attack my legislative opponent because there’s absolutely nothing there to attack.”
Reprint from newspaper in NYC.DomAmr-united we stand,,divided we fall..
Written by: Ddias, 21 Jun 2014 8:45 AM
From: United States
I thinks Dominican Americans are proving they are ready for higher office. Espaillat is fighting as hard as he can to win. Look also Dominican American leader Nestor Montilla running for congress in New Jersey on Nov 4th. He is facing an incumbent of the same age as Congressman Charlie Rangel. A difference in both of theses races is that Montilla is not using his Dominican heritage to run. See his website. Montillaforcongresscom

Hope both win.
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