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].’”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.