New York.– Congressman Charles Rangel said Saturday he's not overconfident he'll prevail over his closet rival, but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran lawmaker, AP reported.
According to the news report, Rangel dismissed criticism that he was too old to continue serving in Washington. "If you had a racehorse that won 43 races, brings in the money, but the horse is old and experienced and knows the track, what would you do?" Rangel, 84, asked reporters at a Washington Heights storefront church.
AP also reported that Espaillat, who if elected would be the first member of Congress born in the Dominican Republic, held a campaign rally in upper Manhattan Saturday accompanied by local elected officials, dozens of campaign workers and about 100 supporters.