Following his censure by the House, Rep. Charlie Rangel is suddenly noting his age when talking about his future. The Democrat told the New York Daily News, “I do realize that I’m 80 years old,” when asked whether he’ll run for a 22nd term.
Over the weekend, Rangel tweeted a link to the story, in which he floated some potential candidates for his Harlem seat in the 15th district. From the Daily News:
“Assemblyman Keith Wright is ‘a great guy with a lot of experience,’ and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat ‘really has a proven record,’ he said. ‘And I’m watching this new fella coming in, [state Sen. Robert Rodriguez].’”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.