Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Times

Is it payback time for Charlie "not me" Rangel?

The Manhattan congressman captured his seat in 1970 by besting Adam Clayton Powell Jr. , who was elected to the seat in 1944, but fell slowly from power through one ethical mudslide after another. Now, Adam Clayton Powell IV — one of two ACP IVs as his half brother ACP III has a IV, as well — the former Congressman's son has decided Rangel is the mudslider and will challenge for his seat.

In a good omen for the entertainment value of the run, Powell IV begins the campaign against the recently scandal-soaked Rangel a little over a month after being convicted of drunk driving.

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